Cave Ridge (winter)

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Winter Scramble - Cave Ridge (winter)

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  • Winter Scramble
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft

Meet inside the Issaquah Transit Center parking garage on the first floor in the Northeast corner at 6:30 AM. From here we will drive to Summit West and park along the frontage road south of I-90.

 

Meet inside the Issaquah Transit Center parking garage on the first floor in the Northeast corner at 6:30 AM. From here we will drive to Summit West and park along the frontage road south of I-90.

This is a winter scramble. Graduates of the Alpine Scrambling and Basic Climbing Course are eligible to participate on this trip. Students of these courses are not eligible to go on winter scrambles.

 

Avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe are highly recommended on all winter trips (leader will be carrying all 3) but are not required. We will need at least 3 shovels for our group.

As usual with winter scrambles, route selection is subject to change based on weather and avalanche conditions. This route will require low avalanche conditions on southwest slopes near and above tree line. Alternate route will be the East Summit of Snoqualmie Mountain via the Commonwealth Basin and Cave Ridge.

Registration opens at 9 PM on Tuesday December 29 and closes at 5 PM on Friday January 1.

 

 

Route/Place

Cave Ridge (winter)



  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials 
  • Helmet
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Crampons (Yak Tracks, Microspikes, etc are NOT acceptable)
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Snowshoes with aggressive crampons on the bottom (such as MSR)

Avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe are highly recommended on all winter trips (leader will be carrying all 3) but are not required. We will need at least 3 shovels for our group.

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