Tokaloo Rock & Aurora Peak


Alpine Scramble - Tokaloo Rock & Aurora Peak

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 5
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 6,000 ft

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- Crampons (MicroSpikes might be good enough)
- Helmet
- Ice axe
- Harness (such as a webbing harness tied with a water knot)
- Locking carabiner
- Cord loop with 2-3 ft reach (for a klemheist or prusik)
- Overnight gear (tent/bivy, sleeping bag & pad, etc.)

We'll be doing 4+ peaks...Gobblers Knob, Tokaloo Rock, Aurora Peak, & Andrew Benchmark (all 4 on the Mt Rainier 100 list).

This is a 3-day 2-night trip.
This is over Labor Day weekend.
It's a loop trip, so no mountain bikes. 
Sat, hike in & camp | Sun, summit stuff | Mon, hike out.

We'll only do this trip if there's no rain in the forecast...if the trip is canceled due to weather then there won't be an alternate destination.

I did Tokaloo Rock 12 years ago and I think it's one of the coolest areas of the Park.

Depending on the conditions and the group's interest, we might also do "Point 8966" high on the cleaver above Tokaloo Rock.

Here's our approximate route...
...on a USGS topo map (zoom in for more detail)
...on a Google Terrain topo map (zoom in for more detail) a KML file download for Google Earth, GPS units, etc.

When to meet
Sat 9:30am (be ready to leave the cars and start hiking then)
Where to meet
West Side Rd @ washout, elev 2900 ft
MRNP, 0.9 mi then 3.3 mi N on West Side Rd to washout
Lat/Long = 46.779963, -121.885253
2+ hrs drive from Seattle


Tokaloo Rock & Aurora Peak

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See Leader "More+" above.

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