Third Burroughs & Skyscraper Traverse


Alpine Scramble - Third Burroughs & Skyscraper Traverse

Very strenuous scramble (+great views/no crowds) to vet participants of Aug 16 Eldorado climb (see leader notes).

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft

Meet at rest rooms just inside White River entrance at 7am before caravan to parking lot in White River Campground.

Leader permission required, HOWEVER, if you're a climbing person (basic/intermediate student/graduate) that agrees to sign up for my August 16th one day Eldorado climb you miraculously have this permission.  I will bounce you off this trip if I don't see you on the Eldorado roster.  Folks that complete this scramble in good style (while carrying the day pack for the Eldorado climb) will remain on the Eldorado climb.  If you can do Mt Si twice in 7 hours with a 30 lb pack you should do fine on this trip.

Much longer and strenuous than usual route at ~15 miles and ~4800'.  We'll be doing a loop that starts from the White River Campground using the Glacier Basin Trail, and returns using the Wonderland Trail.  We'll use the Burroughs Mountain Trail to reach 3rd Burroughs, then proceed along the connecting ridge to Skyscraper.  Will finish the trip by traveling the Wonderland Trail back to Frozen Lake, Shadow Lake,  and finally descend the Wonderland Trail back to the cars.


Third Burroughs & Skyscraper Traverse

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Trip Reports