Rock Mountain


Winter Scramble - Rock Mountain

Rock Mountain

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  • Winter Scramble
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,300 ft
6:15 AM at See notes

We start at the Rock Mountain TH on Highway 2, which is 8.5 miles past the Summit. There is a parking area just past the trail head. We will follow the trail and/or snowy ridge up to the lake basin. If weather and conditions permit, we will first climb the NE peak/ridge, then go west to the main summit then down the route which follows the summer trail. DIFFICULTY:
The total gain is about 4200’, The distance is not all very far, but the route is steep. Probably similar to climbing straight up Mt Si without a trail.
If the weather and/or avalanche conditions are really nasty, we might go a bit further east to Merrit Lake and Alpine Lookout. We will make this decision Saturday morning. See: GEAR:
Ice Axe - Required.
Snowshoes – Required. Must You must have very aggressive ones such as MSR or ones with really big claws on the bottom.
Avalanche Beacon: – Recommended, but not required.
Avalanche Shovel – Recommended, but not required.
Avalanche Probe – Recommended, but not required
Crampons – Leave them at home. MEETING PLACE / TIME:
Brickyard Park and Ride. Exit 22 on I-405. That is one mile south of where 522 crosses 405. Park and ride is next to the freeway on the west side. Please be there at 6:15 AM. If you are running late, call me on my cell phone at 425-442-6411. MAPS:

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