Middle Chiwaukum


Winter Scramble - Middle Chiwaukum

Weather dependent exploratory scramble in Chiwaukum Mountains via Ethel Creek Trail.

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  • Strenuous 5, Technical 3
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,500 ft
  • Pace: Steady Moderate


This is a strenuous  ~13 miles / 5500 ft + gain  day in winter conditions. Prior snowshoeing / winter scrambling experience is required. If you haven't climbed with the leader before, when contacting  her, please provide  details about your experience  and planned winter outings before this scramble.


Middle Chiwaukum

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Chiwaukum Mtns No. 177

    USGS Mt Howard

    USGS Chiwaukum Mountains

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Snowshoes

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

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