Winter Scramble - Icicle Ridge (winter)

Trip

Winter Scramble - Icicle Ridge (winter)

Gorgeous winter vistas of the Enchantments and a great workout at ~14 miles and ~5,500‘ of elevation gain. Only for folks with recent winter scrambles of this ilk.

  • Sat, Apr 28, 2018
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Strenuous, Winter Scramble
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,696 ft

An early hour at various P&Rs to accommodate attendees (coordinated via email), then 7am at the Leavenworth Starbucks for a last use of restrooms before caravaning a short distance to the trailhead.

Gorgeous winter vistas of the Enchantments and a great workout at ~14 miles and ~5,500‘ of elevation gain. Only for folks with recent winter scrambles of this ilk. This will be an out and back trip (not a traverse) and we will be starting from the Icicle Ridge trailhead close to town (at ~1,200’ elevation) with a nominal destination of Point 6696 which gives us 6700 - 1200 = 5500 feet of elevation gain.  Photos from past trips can be seen here. 

Route/Place

Icicle Ridge (winter)


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Snowshoes w/aggressive claws (like MSRs)
  • Mountain Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • Micro-spikes
  • Helmet
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