Mount Stuart/Cascadian Couloir


Alpine Scramble - Mount Stuart/Cascadian Couloir

An up & over overnighter sets us up for an early summit & out the next day

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  • Technical 5, Strenuous 5
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,000 ft

0830 at Ingalls Pass/Long's Pass/Esmeralda Loop TH: all the way at the end of FS 9737, 23 miles off of hwy 970.

 Carpooling encouraged

Car camping near the TH is recommended. Excellent riverside pull-outs are all along the upper part (last ~10 miles) of the road.

The 'double your pleasure' in altitude gain is a highlight of this scramble:

After hiking up 2000' to Long's Pass, we lose all that and camp at the base of Stuart. After an early summit and gain of 4600', we packup and head out ... back up the 2000' we lost the day before! Yeah, about a 6500' day on loose scree & talus, but we might find snow & ice as well.

Kitsap Scramble students have priority over 50% of slots

I've been weathered off by lightening up here before, 30% chance of T-storms cancels. Keep up on the weather:


Mount Stuart/Cascadian Couloir

  • Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    USGS Mount Stuart

    Green Trails The Enchantments No. 209S
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Steel crampons
  • Ice Axe
  • Webbing for hasty-harness or approved climbing harness
  • large locking-carabineer (HMS)
  • Prusik system
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