Kendall Peak


Alpine Scramble - Kendall Peak

Kendall Peak

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  • Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
7:00 AM at Issaquah Transit Center

The goal of this trip will be to scramble Kendell Peak at the back of Commonwealth Basin at Snoqualmie Pass.
NOTE: This is a winter scramble and sign-up is limited to people that have graduated from the Scramble and/or Basic Climbing classes. Sorry, but students of those classes are not eligible.

To summit this peak in the winter we have to have just the right conditions. Too much fresh snow and the slope is too steep and/or too dangerous to climb. Not enough snow and/or too much rain and the slope will be too icy. If it does not work out we will go for the east high point on the ridge via the Kendall Lakes, (which is still a cool trip).

Meet inside the Issquah Transit Center parking garage on the first floor in the Northeast corner at 7:00 AM. Call me on my cell phone at 425-442-6411 if you are running late and want us to wait for you.

- Ice Axe is always required.
- Snowshoes with agressive points on the bottom such as MSR are required.
- Crampons are absolutely required for this trip. Yak Traks and Microspikes do not count, but short-tooth aluminum crampons are ok.
- Avalanche Becon is optional but is highly recommended on all winter trips.
- Avalanche shovel and/or probe are optional, but we should have 4 of each for the group.

We will park at Summit West Ski area, then head up the Commonwealth Basin on the South/east side of the creek or the PCT trail if there is not much snow. We will aim for the "5" at 5000' (see the map at the link below) and go straight up from there.

Here is a link to printable map of the area, (the very center of which is the spot on the slop we need to aim for to go between the cliffs and reach the climbing route'):,-121.386995&t;=t2&z;=15

NOTE: In the event of heavy nasty rain, the trip will change to an umbrella hike up either Mt Si or Tiger Mountain based on group interest.


Kendall Peak

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass

    USGS Chikamin Peak
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