Aurora Peak


Winter Scramble - Aurora Peak

Good Winter Conditioner The winter scramble route mostly follows the Aurora Ridge Trail to its junction with the Happy Ridge Trail at roughly 4,100 ft. Follow the Happy Ridge Trail to the east (on the south side of the ridge) before ascending the final 400 feet of elevation gain along the southwest ridge of Aurora Peak. It's 9 miles and 5,000 feet of elevation gain. A good amount of elevation gain so this is not good if you have not been out much. A strenuous scramble at a moderate pace. Bring micro spikes and snowshoes.

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  • Winter Scramble
  • Moderate
  • Pace: Moderate

We will meet at the Lake Crescent parking lot for the Marymere Falls trailhead at 7 am.  Please arrive ready to climb.  From there we will need to consolidate into no more than 2 cars to park near the Aurora Creek trailhead.  Due to limited daylight we will not be able to wait for late arrivals.  

Be prepared for snow travel and route finding as we near the ridge-line.  Trip is subject to date change or cancellation due to weather conditions.  


Aurora Peak

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Snowshoes
  • Mountaineering boots/waterproof hiking boots
  • Adequate water/food
  • Proper clothing for changing winter weather conditions and heavy uphill exertion.

Check with leader for any additional group gear or required equipment specific to trip location

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