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Trip Report    

Winter Scramble - Cowlitz Gap & Rocks (winter)

Great views!

  • Snow and ice on road
  • The gate to Paradise opened just after 900am. We left Paradise at 1000am. Arrived at the summit at 130pm. Left the summit at 200pm, arrived back at Paradise at 345pm. The gate closes at 500pm, so we had plenty of time to leave.

    The route is straightforward. We  went to Cowlitz gap, then took the summer route up the ridge to Cowlitz rock. I don't recommend this in winter time, since it is steep. We used crampons or snowshoes to reach the summit. We went down a route further south (see attached GPS generated map). 


    Great views and a fun scramble. Highly recommended with good weather. There is some avalanche terrain so use caution.