Pinnacle, Plummer, Denman, Lane & The Castle


Alpine Scramble - Pinnacle Peak

We'll hike up (possible on snow so bring ice axe and micro-spikes) to Pinnacle Saddle for awesome views of the Tatooh Range & Mt. Adams and then scramble up Pinnacle Peak. Preference is given to Olympia Scrambling graduates. If you are not from the Olympia branch, please state so in an email to be placed on the waiting list. A moderate pace will allow time to stop and check out the flowers and views of Mount Rainier. We can take time to practice stance, hand holds and foot place for those who wish.

  • Strenuous 3, Technical 4
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

Martin Way Park and Ride at 6 am for car pooling and leave promptly at 6:15 am due to limited parking at trailhead.

This is a bit of a challenge. Leader has extensive experience and patience with new scramblers. The group will carry a rope and anchor gear in case it's needed.


Pinnacle, Plummer, Denman, Lane & The Castle

  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    USGS Mt Rainier West

    Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • Micro spikes
  • Gaitors recommended if snow is present
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