Alpine Scramble - Teanaway Peak

This will be a fun rock scramble on a scenic peak in the splendiferous Teanaway area, an easy two-hour drive from Seattle, a low-moderate trip for strenuousness and a mid-moderate trip for technical: some possibility but no guarantee for snow credit for students.

  • Sat, May 28, 2016
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Adults
  • Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,400 ft

We will meet at 8:00 am Saturday morning, May 28, 2016, at the Beverly Creek campground on the N Fork Teanaway Rd.  The campground is to your left about half a mile after crossing the Bean Creek bridge.

I will (probably, depending on weather) be car camping there starting mid-day on Friday, look for my somewhat battered silver-grey PT Cruiser.  We'll have a short drive (<15 minutes) on up the Forest Service Rd to the Iron Peak parking area, Forest Park passes or equivalent required for vehicles.  We will proceed several miles on trail through open and inviting east slope forest to a saddle between Iron and Teanaway Peaks, then will have fun rock scramble up the ridge to Teanaway Peak (some way-trail, some loose rock, some fun solid rock).  Once on the peak, we can assess the snow conditions on the peak's east-facing slope and perhaps get some snow credit for any students still needing that.  Participants need to be in moderate condition and moderately comfortable on rock and snow.  This trip is not limited to students, but is a good first rock trip for this year's students and an excellent introduction to the wonderful Teanaway area, with awesome views of the Stuart Range which forms the southern wall of The Enchantments.

See above. 


Teanaway Peak

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • Downclimbing Gear: locking 'biner, cord, and sling for diaper harness (or other acceptable climbing harness)
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