Grasshopper Peak

A chanllenging technical rock scramble up extremely steep terrain. This seldom climbed peak is not for the faint of heart.

getting there

Drive SR 2 to the Lake Wenatchee turn-off (SR 207). Continue past the Ranger Station, and turn on to White River road. Drive to Grasshopper Meadows Campground (2,000 ft). It's 1.6 miles past Tall Timber Ranch.


Head up the ridge from the campground at a bearing of ~50°, crossing the meadow through the slide alder and brush to a cliff band. At the cliff band, go left and find a route up above the cliff band. Contour right and cross a small gully and continue 150 yards past the small gully then head straight up. Between 4,100 ft and 4,500 ft, enter the gully on the right and follow it to the top of the ridge (6,200 ft). Turn left and follow the ridge to the summit.


Descend the climbing route. It may be hard to return exactly the same way but try to go through the cliff bands in the same place as the route up.


  • The entire route is steep, unrelenting and technical. It is appropriate for experienced scramblers only.
  • The cliff band at 2,300 ft is the hardest technical part of the trip.
  • The brush in the valley floor is very thick, but very little brush is encountered on the rest of the route.
  • This rout is best when it is dry.
  • Scramble in small groups to reduce rockfall risk.
  • Consider maximizing daylight by scheduling near the summer solstice.
  • Consider doing this trip in the early season (April - May) to avoid hot weather.
  • Difficulty: Technical 5, Strenuous 3
  • Length: 3.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,900 ft
  • 6,850 ft
  • USGS Mt David
  • Green Trails Wenatchee Lake No. 145
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