Del Campo & Gothic Peaks


Alpine Scramble - Del Campo Peak

This is a Phase 2 trip (both King and Snohomish Counties are currently in Phase 2). By choosing to participate, you are agreeing that you live within 125 miles of the trailhead. Del Campo is a premier scramble experience in a stunning setting with airy scrambling and incredible views of the North Cascades!

  • Strenuous 5, Technical 5
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,610 ft
  • Pace: Moderate but Steady

Barlow Pass TH on the Mountain Loop Highway at 8 a.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2020.  Please be prepared to be geared up and ready to go shortly after the meeting time.  The leader expects all participants to have familiarized themselves with the route and, ideally, to have printed paper maps of the scramble.

Directions: From Granite Falls follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 31 miles to Barlow Pass and park there (elev. 2360 ft). Parking Pass needed.  Forest Service outhouse available.

Please consider the Club's Covid guidance when arranging transportation (ideally, only household members or trusted companions within your personal bubble; minimize interaction with the general public).


Del Campo & Gothic Peaks

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots (trail or approach shoes will probably suffice for much of the approach; sometimes steep snow lingers on the steep talus slope below the actual summit block, which is why the heavy boots and ice ax are listed.  If you choose not to wear/pack along the heavy boots, you MUST be confident of your footing and step-stomping on steep snow)
  • Ice Axe
    Standard scrambling downclimbing kit: locking 'biner, cord loop, runner-built or other harness.
    We will be able to pump water at Foggy Lake and possibly at stream crossings, but please have at least two liters of liquid-carrying capacity.
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