Pinnacle Peak & The Castle (winter)


Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Pinnacle Peak & The Castle (winter)

Monday ski to the Castle

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft

Meet at (Puyallup) South Hill Mall by Panera Bread 7AM

3610 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98373

Objective is the Castle saddle. Approach from Paradise.

Intermediate skiing ability with prior ski touring experience.

Drivers need tire chains in MRNP. Daily fee to enter park unless you have annual pass.

No snowboards due to undulating approach. 


Pinnacle Peak & The Castle (winter)

  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots, skis, poles
  • Climbing skins 
  • Avalanche shovel (metal blade)
  • Avalanche beacon (with new batteries)
  • Avalanche probe
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