Lightning Peak


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.


Lightning Peak

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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