Mount Ruth (Mount Rainier)


Alpine Scramble - Mount Ruth (Mount Rainier)

[Leaders permission required to asses conditioning as the destination is Steamboat prowl] Trip to Mount Ruth and Steamboat Prowl. One of my favorite scrambles in the Rainier area. Great glissades, hopefully Jim's group earlier in the week broke trail :)

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  • Strenuous 5, Technical 3
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,000 ft

White River CG  trail head parking lot at 8:00 am, 46.902299, -121.643995


Mt Rainier NF pass required, you can pay at the gate

Trip to Mount Ruth and Steamboat prowl

There's lots of elevation gain on this trip, but the pace will be moderate.  Students who need a snow scramble and are sure they can handle a fairly strenuous trip are welcome to sign up.

I have an opening for an assistant leader, just looking for a scramble graduate or higher that can help out with the group. Contact me if you are interested, thanks.


Current year students should have

1. Completed their snow and rock field trips 

2. Been on atleast one other snow scramble over 7 miles and 4k feet elevation gain 

[For all participants] When requesting for leader permission send me the below information

1. Recent hiking history / peak bagger account info 

2. Have you done any 10+ mile and 5k feet elevation gain before

3. Location from which you are coming from 


Mount Ruth (Mount Rainier)

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