Alpine Scramble - Painted Mountain (Red Mountain)


Alpine Scramble - Painted Mountain (Red Mountain)

Strenuous scramble to a rarely-visited peak with spectacular views

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Strenuous 4, Technical 3
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,875 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,975 ft

- Meeting place: North Fork Sauk trailhead (48.058273, -121.287843)

- Meeting time: 08:00 AM

- This is not a technical scramble but it will be a strenuous one. Please only sign up if you have been keeping in shape.

- Please observe all the COVID-19 guidelines for participating in trips.

- We will follow the route below (approximately), be sure to review the route and have a map with you (either paper or electronic)

- If time permits and the group agrees, we will also try for Skalabats peak (which will add about 2 miles and 500ft of elevation gain).


Painted Mountain (Red Mountain)

  • Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX

    Green Trails Sloan Peak No. 111

    USGS Sloan Peak

    USGS Glacier Peak West
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Face coverings
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Bug sprays might be handy
  • Plenty of water
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