Copper & Iron Mountains (Mount Rainier)


Alpine Scramble - Copper & Iron Mountains (Mount Rainier)

Another "take off a day from work" midweek scramble to two peaks, both of which are on the MRNP 100 Peaks list

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,000 ft

7am meet time - Kautz Creek trailhead

Olympia carpool will be 5:30am from Martin Way Park and Ride (I-5 exit 109)

Hike up Kautz Creek to Indian Henry's and then scramble from Indian Henry's up to the two peaks.  I anticipate snow above Indian Henry's thus I will consider this a snow scramble. 

I go at a moderate pace - around 1,000 ft/hr.  Fast enough to keep the heart pumping, but not so fast that we can't talk to each other or take breaks as needed.

Open to all scramble students and graduates from all branches. 

The scramble itself is exploratory but I have been on the Wonderland up at Indian Henry's and this is truly one of the most beautiful areas of Mt. Rainier National Park.


Copper & Iron Mountains (Mount Rainier)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • "Summit Treat" - snack to share at the summit
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