Lightning Peak

Trip

Alpine Scramble - Lightning Peak

Approach on the Copper Creek Trail. Then ascend a moderate snow or talus slope to the ridge with a rock scramble to the summit. This is a moderate scramble of 7 miles and 3,800 feet of elevation gain.

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,200 ft

Meet at 6:00am at the Martin Way Park and Ride in Lacey, WA (Exit 109 from I-5).

We are anticipating that there still may be signficant snow on the ascent to the ridge and possibly on the ridge.  Hence the requirement for crampons.

Route/Place

Lightning Peak


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • Harness or webbing to make one
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Prusik loop
  • Preferrably crampons (microspikes okay)
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