Winter Scramble - Missing Route/Place

There is finally enough snow! Pull out those snowshoes and ice axe!

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  • Sat, Jan 3, 2015
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling Subcommittee - Winter Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Meet at the Issaquah Transit Center parking garage NE corner at 6:30 AM

Red Mountain is a great winter scramble when the conditions are just right. The wide open SW facing slopes are about 38 degrees, which makes them just perfect for big long running avalanche when there is tons of fresh snow. The slope is also perfect for a hard-to-arrest fall when rain leaves the slopes icy. But in between those conditions, the slope is fun to climb and the pointy summit feels like a real alpine adventure.
Hopefully we will get lucky and have the right conditions.  If not, will find somewhere else to go in the Snoqualmie Pass area.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

MSR Brand snowshoes - Required
Crampons - No
MicroSpikes - Encouraged
Helmet - Required
Ice Axe - Required
Metal Avalanche Shovel - Required
Avalanche Beacon - Highly recommended
Avalanche Probe Pole - Highly recommended
Mid length insulating pad and emergency tarp or bivy bag - Highly recommended.
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