Bessemer & Moolock Mountains


Winter Scramble - Moolock Mountain

Mountain-bike approach to a snowy ridge run with good views of the Middle Fork area.

  • Very Strenuous, Winter Scramble
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,150 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,965 ft
  • Pace: low end of moderate

7 a.m. Bessemer Road

We will bike as far as feasible on the Bessemer road, proceed on foot up to the saddle between Moolock and South Bessemer, then take the east ridge up to the summit of Moolock.  The pace will be steady but by no means fast. The trip will only go if avalanche conditions are moderate or less for the slopes we will be on.  E bikes are welcome if you don't mind taking a long break waiting for the rest of us to catch up.

No scrambles students please.


Bessemer & Moolock Mountains

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain bike or cross bike suitable for rough logging road
  • Helmet
  • Crampons, snowshoes, or both - TBD based on conditions
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Boots

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

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