Mount Rose


Day Hike - Mount Rose

This is an early-season climbing/scrambling conditioner, primarily for Olympia Branch Basic Climbing Course Students, though others are welcome.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft

The meeting location will be the Shelton Walmart Super-Center parking lot.  We will meet at the west end of the lot, behind the AM/PM gas station at 6:30 am.

A group will also be leaving Tacoma at 5:30 am (email leader for meetup location in South Tacoma).  

We will leave the Shelton Walmart parking lot promptly at 6:30 . . . anyone not there is welcome to try to meet us at the trailhead, but if you aren't in the parking lot at 6:30, we will assume you have cancelled.


This is not intended to be a vigorous conditioner, but rather an early-season conditioner to help basic climbing students assess their current physical condition.


Mount Rose

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

SNOWSHOES ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS TRIP, no other special equipment is required beyond the 10 essentials.  Bring a good attitude, patience, and sense of humor.  Be prepared for any weather conditions, and feel free to bring water jugs for extra weight if you want extra conditioning.

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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