Panorama Point


Winter Scramble - Panorama Point

A winter scramble past Panorama Point to McClure Rock and Sugarloaf, around 6 miles total and 2500’ elevation. Hopefully we will get to enjoy a nice and fast glissade down from Panorama Point on the descent.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2 mph depending on snow conditions

Meet at Longmire near bathrooms at 8:30 AM. We will do our intros, organize gear, and talk about the day there, before the gate to Paradise opens at 9. 

The objectives of this trip will be summiting McClure Rock and Sugarloaf, which should be class 2-3 snow scrambles this time of year.

Full winter scramble gear is required, including snowshoes, crampons, ice axe, helmet, along with avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe if you have them. I will also be sending an email a few days before the trip to organize shared group gear (sleeping bag, stove, shelter). 

The downhill gate at Longmire closes at 4:30 PM. There should be plenty of time to meet our objectives. We will take this trip at a conversational pace, stopping every hour for about 5 minutes, longer on the summits if the weather is nice.

If you’re interested in joining as an assistant leader please email me a bit about your recent experience and why you’re interested in helping out. 


Panorama Point

  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Leader will send an email with specific gear requirements a few days before the trip.

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