Deception, Mystery, Fricaba & Hal Foss


Alpine Scramble - Deception, Mystery, Fricaba & Hal Foss

Royal Basin scrambling extravaganza with camp in the Upper Basin. Mount Deception is the primary objective with Mount Clark, Mystery, Fricaba, and Hal Foss as additional possibilities. Please read leader notes.

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  • Technical 5, Strenuous 5
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 25.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,500 ft
  • Pace: Fast


This will be a very strenuous and challenging scramble.  Participants must have significant experience and reasonable comfort level with  loose rock, steep snow, and substantial exposure.  Must be able to move effectively and efficiently over challenging terrain.  Please research these peaks and be capable and committed before requesting permission.

Pace of the trip will be fast especially if we are adjusting to weather windows for this early season outing.

Permit for Upper Royal Basin has been secured with cost of $24/person for 3 nights.


Deception, Mystery, Fricaba & Hal Foss

  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Gray Wolf - Dosewallips

    USGS Mt Deception
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