Cowlitz Gap & Rocks (winter)


Alpine Scramble - Cowlitz Gap & Rocks (winter)

Moderate scramble with great views on a clear day. A good student snow scramble for those needing credit.

  • Moderate, M1 Intremediate Ski, Winter Scramble
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft
  • Pace: 800-1000'/hour ascending

Puyallup South Hill park and ride

6:30 a.m.

Leader has secured one 7-9 a.m. Rainier entry permit.  For a group size > 4, another party member will need a second permit; as of time of trip listing they are available.

We'll take time to practice snow skills and review navigation.

The pace will be on the lower end of moderate.  Those impatient with that pace should find a different trip. 

UPDATE 6/4/24:  We now have 2 entry permits for the group,  so no need to purchase one.


Cowlitz Gap & Rocks (winter)

  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • Possibly snow traction depending on conditions
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