Merchant Peak


Alpine Scramble - Merchant Peak

Technical rock scramble

  • Technical 5, Strenuous 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,900 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,113 ft

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This is a technical rock scramble.
Here's our approximate route.
More info on summitpost for Merchant Peak.

- Helmet
- Ice axe
- Harness (such as a webbing harness tied with a water knot)
- Locking carabiner (or 2 nonlockers)
- Cord loop (for a klemheist or prusik)
- NW Forest Pass for each vehicle (not a Discover Pass)

We'll only do this trip if there's no rain in the forecast...if the trip is canceled due to weather then there won't be an alternate destination.

When to meet:
We'll leave the cars and start hiking @ 6:30am
Where to meet:
Barclay Lake TH, elev 2280 ft
SR-2 to Baring (MP# 41), turn north then 4.3 mi to TH
Lat/Long = 47.792407, -121.459294
1:30 from Seattle, 1:15 from Bellevue


Merchant Peak

  • Red Marker
    47.792494, -121.459318
    47.7924938026 -121.459318399
  • Red Marker
    47.801283, -121.431797
    47.8012832137 -121.431796794
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See leader notes

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