DeRoux Creek

Trip

Alpine Scramble - DeRoux Peak

Classic ridge-run, Teanaway scramble - great for beginners. Intended for students of the Foothills Compressed Alpine Scrambling Class and/or SeattleStudentScramble.

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 2
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,250 ft
  • Pace: Easy to Moderate

DeRoux Campground at 8am

For Foothills CASC students we can coordinate carpools for the weekend and plan to camp the evening before.

For anyone else, a number of us will be camping the evening before as part of the Foothills CASC Experience Field Trip; we'll welcome you to join us camping the night before.

Details to be shared via e-mail prior.

 

This is a relatively easy, fun scramble up a frequently overlooked peak in the beautiful Teanway area.  On a clear day you can see all of the nearby peaks: Koppen, Hawkins, Esmerelda, Iron, Teanaway, and Stuart.  We'll head up to the Koppen-DeRoux saddle on the Koppen Mountain Trail then head up the ridge toward DeRoux, leaving the trail behind.  The route from the saddle is a classic ridge run with a little bit of everything, rock travel, brush bashing, and spectacular views (so long as the skies allow).

The standard  route is an out and back but this route has several great alternatives: heading back to the saddle and up Koppen, dropping off the ridge to the south and checking out some old mine relics, dropping off the ridge to the north to come back via Boulder-DeRoux  trail.   Our primary objected is out and back; if energy, time or interest allow we'll consider Koppen as well.

The standard route will take 4-6 hours; however, we'll take a leisurely pace to enjoy the day, the trip and one another's company.

Route/Place

DeRoux Creek



  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Mount Stuart
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