Mount Pugh


Alpine Scramble - Mount Pugh

A fun, strenuous but not-very-technical summer scramble with vertiginous exposure and breathtaking views.

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  • Strenuous 5, Technical 2, Rock Scramble, Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,201 ft
  • Pace: 1000ft/hr

TBD. Martin Way P&R in Olympia - Early!!! Can pick up in North Seattle too.

More information TBD. We'll leave Oly very early, as this is a long drive and a long approach. We'll try to get to Stujack Pass (5800ft and 1400ft from the summit) at a pace of 1,000ft/hr, and then slow down on the scramble up the headwall and the exposed hike along the ridge line. 

I have been above Stujack Pass in mid-June last year, but was stopped by a 25* snow slope with a drop off a cliff, which should not be an issue this late in the summer. 

We will try to be on the trail at 8am, and reach Metan Lake by 9 for our first break. We'll take another hour + to get above tree line and make Stujack Pass before 12pm for lunch. Then, we'll take more time to tackle the last 1400ft of rock scrambling and exposure. Our turnaround will be 2:30pm, which would make for a very slow ascent and short summit time.  I'm hoping we summit by 2, spend some time at the top, and get back to the cars by 7. 

 Don't make any plans for later that night. We'll stop for food on the way home.



Mount Pugh

  • USGS Pugh Mountain

    USGS White Chuck Mtn

    Green Trails Sloan Peak No. 111

    Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Diaper harness/carabiner and prussik
  • Trekking poles
  • Money for gas, driver and post-scramble meal
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