Meany Crest

Scramble to a point on the eastern tip of Meany Crest in Mount Rainier National Park that overlooks the Summerland area. It is a moderate scramble 11 miles with 3,700 feet of gain.

driving directions

Enter Mount Rainier National Park at the White River entrance on SR 410. Turn right on Sunrise Road and follow it 4 miles to the Frying Pan Creek trailhead.

approach & ascent

Hike the Fryingpan Creek Trail to Summerland. Depart the trail and scramble southwest, going around the west side of cliffs at 6,400 ft.  Turn south to and scramble to the saddle between Points 7280 and 7573, then follow ridge west to Point 7573 on Meany Crest.

notes

  • This is not a standalone summit; it has only has 1,000 feet of vertical relief on the north, south and east sides, but it is good for scrambling students for meeting the snow scramble course graduation requirement, especially in years with  low snow pack. The north-facing aspect holds snow till late in season.
  • This peak is not the best after snow has melted.  There is very loose rock, scree, gravel and mud between 6,500 ft and 7,000 ft.
  • Difficulty: Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Length: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft
  • 7,573 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Rainier National Park
    Mount Rainier Wilderness
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
Map
  • USGS Mt Rainier East
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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