Crater Mountain


Alpine Scramble - Crater Mountain

Lots of elevation gain with a techincal finish

  • Technical 5, Strenuous 5
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 8,128 ft

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This is a long 13+ hour day, and a lot of elevation gain.
Here's our approximate route.

- Helmet
- Ice axe
- Harness (such as a webbing harness tied with a water knot)
- Locking carabiner (or 2 nonlockers)
- Cord loop (for a klemheist or prusik)
- NW Forest Pass for each vehicle (not a Discover Pass)

We'll only do this trip if there's no rain in the forecast...if the trip is canceled due to weather then there won't be an alternate destination.

When to meet:
We'll leave the cars and start hiking @ 6:30am
Where to meet:
Canyon Creek TH, elev 1880 ft
Hwy 20 east of Ross Lake near MP# 141
Lat/Long = 48.706519, -120.918544
~2:15 drive from I-5/I-405 intersection (Ash Way P&R)


Crater Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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