Experience Field Trip

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Experience Field Trip - Bean Peak & Volcanic Neck

Seattle Alpine Scramble Experience Field Trip Volcanic Neck is an impressive geological formation. It looks like a volcanic plug, formed by lava cooling in a volcanic vent, and later exposed as the softer, surrounding rock eroded. Volcanic Neck is the high point on the ridge between point 6743, "Bean Peak," and point 6666, "Devil's Head." Surrounded by many peaks that are rated as easy to moderate scrambles, Volcanic Neck poses a more serious challenge for scramblers, and is rated as a "T5". The T5 rating often means 3rd class climbing, with some loose rock and/or exposure.

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  • Strenuous 4, Technical 5
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,900 ft

TBD - expect to receive an e-mail directly from the Seattle Alpine Scramble Committee the week of May 20th

 This all day field trip takes place in the Bean Creek Basin area of the Cascades north of the town of Cle Elum on I-90.

 Here you will learn and practice the skills taught at the earlier field trips as part of a real live scramble trip up to the summit of one of the many peaks in the Teanaway area. There is always plenty of snow and rock to practice your steep snow, self-arrest, glissading, rock scrambling, and navigation skills.


Bean Peak & Volcanic Neck

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