Middle Chiwaukum


Alpine Scramble - North & Middle Chiwaukum

Very strenuous scramble, E of Stevens Pass.

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  • Strenuous 5, Technical 3
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,423 ft

Monroe Park & Ride, 6:00am

Reserved for Everett branch members thru Wed night.

For members from other branches, please wait until Wed night 5/22 at 10pm before registering, to allow priority for Everett students needing a graduation snow scramble.

All members should self-select themselves for this trip based on having excellent physical conditioning & endurance. Do not let the 8.0 mileage fool you – the 4,800’ gain is 100% off-trail and takes ~10 hours for well-conditioned climbers.

While this trip is high on the strenuous scale, it is moderate on the steepness scale. No death-defying cliffhanger steepness is expected.


Middle Chiwaukum

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    Green Trails Chiwaukum Mtns No. 177

    USGS Mt Howard

    USGS Chiwaukum Mountains

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • 1 trekking pole recommended (or 2)
  • Positive attitude required
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