Alpine Scramble - Mount Chardonnay


Alpine Scramble - Mount Chardonnay

Scramble a prominent but seldom-done peak in the Hannegan Pass area. We'll hike Hannegan Pass Trail about 1.5 miles, then head off-trail up the SW side of Granite Mountain (also a possible summit goal). The ridge runs northward to Mt. Chardonnay. Difficulty ratings for this are educated guesses.

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  • Strenuous, Strenuous 4, Technical 4
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,020 ft
  • Pace: 10-12 hr round trip

Preference is to car camp at Hannegan Pass Trailhead on Tuesday night so we can start on the trail at 5:30 Wednesday morning.

This is somewhat of an exploratory route since this peak doesn't get many ascents. Expect some brush at times and some steep off-trail travel.  Note that the leader is 57 years old and is not a super fast hiker. Be prepared to stay with the group and be a good team player if you happen to be super fast.


Hannegan Pass

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe  (bring it but may decide to omit if no snow)
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