Silver King


Alpine Scramble - Silver King

We will start with a refresher on self-arrest and navigation, then climb a mountain with spectacular views, and finish the day with a great glissade.

  • Strenuous 2, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • Pace: Instructional

South Renton Park and Ride lot,  6:30 AM. Alternatively, if you notify me, you can meet us at the Safeway in Enumclaw at 7:15.

We will spend the whole morning reviewing  and practicing ice-ax skills and navigation skills. This activity is intended for anyone who hasn't practiced their skills in a while or for students just learning them.  Then, after lunch, we will use our skills to complete a snow scramble, climbing the highest peak of the Crystal Mountain ski resort area. On the way down, we will enjoy a fantastic glissade.

Note: this trip is EXTREMELY popular. It will fill within a minute of registration opening. Set an alarm and sit by your computer at the designated time. Good luck.

Note: two spots are reserved for Assistant Leaders. Please only sign up for one of those spots if you are seriously considering becoming a scramble leader at some point.

Note: Destination subject to change based on how much snow melts in the next two weeks. We will go where we need to go to find steep firm snow with a safe runout.


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