Cowlitz Gap & Rocks (winter)


Winter Scramble - Cowlitz Gap & Rocks (winter)

Nice and easy go at Cowlitz Rocks, in beautiful Mount Rainier National Park.

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  • Winter Scramble, M1 Mountain 1 Ski, Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft


This trip is open to all scramble students and graduates.  Priority will go to Tacoma students.

Distance will be dictated by weather, climbers physical conditioning, snow and avalanche conditions.


Cowlitz Gap & Rocks (winter)

  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

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

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Clothing appropriate to the weather conditions.
  • Helmet.
  • Crampons.
  • Ice Axe.
  • Mountaineering Boots.
  • Snowshoes.
  • Poles.

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

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