Mount Deception


Alpine Scramble - Mount Deception

Part of a glorious and strenuous 5 day alpine adventure to Wellesley Peak and Mount Deception, that visits Grand Valley, Cameron Pass, and Thousand Acre Meadows. Starts from the Obstruction Peak trailhead and finishes at the end of Dosewallips River road.

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  • Sat, Aug 1, 2015 — Mon, Aug 3, 2015
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling
  • Climbing, Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 5
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 51.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 13,000 ft

Arranged via email.

This '3-day' trip is only part of the 5 day trip, and participants are required to sign up for this trip as well as its associated '2-day' trip to Wellesley Peak.  In spite of the technical difficulty being scrambling, I'm limiting the 'first use' of this trip to basic climbing students and graduates to ensure our ability to summit Mt Deception.

Itinerary for entire 5 day trip is as follows (total of ~51 miles and ~13000' elevation gain):
Day One: Via Grand Pass, camp in Cameron Basin (~10 miles, ~3000' gain)
Day Two: Cameron/Lost passes, Thousand Acre Meadows Camp (~10.5 miles, ~2800')
Day Three: Wellesley/Sentinel w/day packs, Cub Creek Camp (~11.7 miles, ~2400')
Day Four: Deception Peak w/day packs (~8.7 miles, ~4600')
Day Five: Dosewallips trail and road to cars (~13.4 miles, ~200')



Mount Deception

  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Gray Wolf - Dosewallips

    USGS Wellesley Peak

    USGS Mt Deception
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • Harness, equipment for fixed line
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