Alpine Scramble - Vesper Peak

Classic scramble in the heart of the Mountain Loop Highway

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft

6:00 Ash Way Park and Ride. (meet in SE corner of lot).

This scramble will be led by Drew Eliott, an experienced climber who as seen the light and is preparing to become an official scramble leader.  If you have any questions regarding this trip, email both of us:

Students are welcome on this trip, but note that the route goes up and down a very steep gully so you must have felt very confident with your self-arrest skills at the snow field trip.  If you feel you need more practice, this is not the trip for you. 


Route Info:

We will try to stay on snow so students can earn snow credit during this unusual low snow winter.  

Link to full screen map centered on the top of Hedlee Pass (which is the “crux move”):,-121.500635&z=15&t=t4



Vesper Peak

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