Mount Ruth (Mount Rainier)


Alpine Scramble - Mount Ruth (Mount Rainier)

Mt Ruth, with its famous glissade and stunning views of Mt Rainier makes a great scramble for students and everyone else. Registration opens on June 10, 9 AM.

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  • Strenuous 5, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,500 ft

South end of the South Renton Park and Ride  6:00 AM.  We will form carpools there.


Mt Ruth is on the east side of Mt Rainier just south of Sunrise.  The route follows the White River trail to Glacier Basin, then heads up from there.

The rating for this trip in the club database is "S5-T2".  I think it is more like "S4-T3", but even the S4 is a bit of an overrating.  We should get a long glissade, so the descent should be fairly easy.


Mount Ruth (Mount Rainier)

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