Mount Adams/South Spur


Alpine Scramble - Mount Adams/South Spur

Enjoy Washington's second highest summit over Father's Day weekend. Priority will be given to the Olympia branch scramble community.

  • Strenuous 5, Technical 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 20.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,600 ft
  • Pace: 1000-1200'/hr

TBD - details will be sent in leader email a few days leading up to the trip.

Priority will be given to the Olympia branch scramble community until May 1, 2022. Leader permission requests made from other branches before that date will not be responded to. 

This is a very strenuous trip. In your leader permission request, please detail your recent (this year) experience hiking or scrambling over 4000' of elevation with a heavy pack and/or your plans to be in good enough shape to complete this trip successfully. In the month before the trip, please make sure you have done at least one 5000' hike or scramble carrying 35 pounds. Example of this could be Mount Si two times in a day or Camp Muir. I will be checking in with all participants on their level of conditioning and will remove them from the trip if they have not met this requirement. 

If you are a scramble student, please make sure you are very comfortable moving at a moderate pace on steep, icy snow. If the scramble snow field trip is your first time ever using an ice axe and crampons, this trip is probably not ideal for you. However, if you are coming into the scramble community with prior snow travel experience and good conditioning, you are welcome to sign up.

I will send a very detailed logistics email prior to this trip that will set you up for success if this is your first time ever camping on snow. We will also take time to review self arrest, walking in balance, glissading and plunge stepping techniques that are necessary for a successful climb of Mount Adams.


Mount Adams/South Spur

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Detailed equipment list will be sent by leader the weeks leading up to the trip, but expect:

  • camping gear: sleeping bag, sleeping pad, stove, tent
  • ice axe
  • crampons
  • helmet
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