Mount Wow


Alpine Scramble - Mount Wow

Scramble via the old Boundary trail route, which starts at the Nisqually Mount Rainier Entrance. This route actually aligns with the 9 mile round trip, 4400' gain Mteers route description. Meet 7:45am Gateway Inn just outside of Park so sold out 7am-3pm entrance passes do not apply.

  • Technical 3, Strenuous 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,577 ft
  • Pace: moderate

6am South Renton Park & Ride, 205 S 7th St, Renton, WA 98057,+Issaquah,+WA+98027/@47.5418899,-122.0638754,17z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x54906f738e0bdd1d:0x7cdf89e65f736a01!2m2!1d-122.0616867!2d47.5418863

7:45am   Gateway Inn, 38820 WA-706, Ashford, WA 98304.  Just before driving under huge log Rainier Natl Park entrance gate/sign.  Once together, we will park cars as a group near the entrance.


I called Rainier Park and spoke to a ranger who confirmed that we can legally park just outside of the Park entrance and walk into the Park to the old, unmarked Boundary trailhead. Gateway Inn is easy for cars to meet and drive  couple miles to north side of road - entrance.


Mount Wow

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons (tbd)
  • Trekking poles (highly recommended, 11th essential)
  • Microspikes  (recommended, your choice)
  • Sun screen, sun hats, Extra gloves/mittens replace when wet
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