Putrid Pete's Peak

Named after Pete Schoening, Putrid Pete's Peak (aka P3) is a moderate scramble of 5 miles and 3,000 feet elevation gain. Wonderful views of the Snoqualmie Valley on the way up, big views of the Cascades at the summit.

Approach

Follow the Ira Spring Trail to its first switchback (0.1 mi).  Continue straight ahead on a way trail (0.3 mi) that is hidden at first but soon opens up.  Continue on the trail as it switchbacks and steepens towards the ridge (2 mi). When you encounter a fork, always toke the one that goes up.

Ascent

At around 4,000 feet the trail in the trees ends and scrambling begins. Scramble on the open slope straight up to the minor summit at 5,220 feet on the Defiance Ridge.

Notes

Mount Defiance (5,584 ft) and West Defiance (5,335 ft)are a short walk along the ridge from Putrid Pete's Peak.

FOr leaders

Permit information

As of 2017, the Snoqualmie Ranger District considers Mountaineers trips and courses to be "nominal use". Leaders should print and copy this designation letter to show rangers they may see on trail or carry a digital copy on their phone.

  • Suitable Activities: Scrambling
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Length: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • 5,220 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S
  • USGS Bandera
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Alpine Scramble - Putrid Pete Peak, Web and Mount Defiance

Scrambling Trip
We will traverse over to Mt. Defiance and hike down the "loop". About 8 miles
Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Thu, Jun 28, 2018
Prerequisites
0 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Jun 26
Foothills Branch

Alpine Scramble - Putrid Pete's Peak

Scrambling Trip
Fairly Easy rock scramble in I90 if the weather is good. We will be doing
Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Sun, Jul 1, 2018
Prerequisites
8 participants on waitlist 1 leader on waitlist
Registration closes Jun 27
Foothills Branch

Alpine Scramble - Putrid Pete's Peak

Scrambling Trip
The goal is to make a loop out of the trip. Scramble up P3 and
Difficulty: Strenuous 3, Technical 2
Wed, Jul 4, 2018
Prerequisites
9 participants on waitlist 1 leader
Registration closes Jul 2
Foothills Branch
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  • Putrid Pete Peak, Web and Mount Defiance
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