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Alpine Scramble - Peak 6821 (Paddy Go Easy Pass)

Peak 6821 (Paddy-Go-Easy) 6821

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,400 ft
6:30 AM at See Notes
Paddy-Go-Easy Peaks (Peaks 6821 6657, 6722, 6566, 6370, 6573)

LOCATION: Paddy-Go-Easy pass, (and the peaks along its ridge) are located near the end of the Salmon La Sac road north of Roslyn.

ROUTE: There are 6 scramble peaks located along the ridge. The plan is to go up the North Scatter Creek trail (not shown on the USGS map), scramble the peaks northward along the Paddy-Go-Easy ridge then come down the main Paddy-Go-Easy trail where we will car shuttle the 2 miles back to the initial trailhead. Note that the trip title just says "6821". That is because the standard database info does not include all the peaks we will climb.
We did this trip in 2006 and everybody really enjoyed it. There is considerably more rock scrambling on this trip than most trips.

DIFFICULTY: Officially, these peaks are only given a technical rating of '3', however, there is a lot of rock up there and a lot of options up to a technical level of 4 or 5. My plan is to spend most of the day scrambling up and down as much of the ridge as we can. The gain will be about 4500 to 5000 feet depending on how many of the peaks YOU want to make it to the top of. Several of the peaks can be skipped by folks that have had enough while the others bag them all. The hiking distance is about 10 - 12 miles.

SWIMMING: No perfect day in the mountains is complete without a swim in a lake and Sprite lake is a good one for it. Bring your swim suit. I'm not kidding, we really are going to take a long lunch break at the lake and those that want can jump in. Here is a picture of the lake: Sprite Lake

MEETING PLACE: I-90 Exit #20 (Highpoint / Tiger Mtn) at 6:30 AM to consolidate carpools. Meet on the frontage road about 100 yards from the freeway interchange. You can carpool to the meeting place via the clubhouse assignments or just meet us there. Call me on my cell phone if you will be more than 10 minutes late and don't want us to leave without you. 425-442-6411.

OTHER NOTES: Bring your helmet. Leave your ice axe at home (I was near there on 8/2 and am sure there won't be any snow we can't get around). There will be water available along the route, so I suggest bringing a filter if you have one, (I'll bring mine).

MAPS: Following are some jpg images of maps of the location of Peaks and the climbing route. They are fairly large, so they might be slow over a dial-up line. You can print the detailed one to save yourself the cost of buying the USGS.

http://home.comcast.net/~johngilbertwentclimbing/Routes/Paddy-Go-EasyDetail.JPG

http://home.comcast.net/~johngilbertwentclimbing/Routes/Paddy-Go-EasyOverview.JPG

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Peak 6821 (Paddy Go Easy Pass)


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