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Alpine Scramble - Mount Phelps

Day scramble of Phelps peak (referred to as McLain on maps).

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  • Technical 3
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 4.0
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft

Preston Park and Ride 7 am

Phelps is perhaps the most Prominent Peak looking east from Bellevue.  Rarely listed as a trip.

We will meet at Preston P & R and carpool from there.  It will take about 1 1/2 hours to get to the TH which is 1 hour drive up the North Snoqualmie River Road, 24 miles of forest road.

The scramble itself will be 2 miles and 3000 feet of bushwhacking pretty much straight up.

Expect to use bafckcountry navagation skills including those related to finding a route to the summit. 


Mount Phelps

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • Diaper (or other harner) harness and hero loop or belay device
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