Experience Field Trip

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Experience Field Trip - Esmeralda Peaks

Seattle Alpine Scramble Experience Field Trip A moderately strenuous and technical rock-and-snow or rock scramble, with 3,000 feet of elevation gain. Multiple routes to the east and/or west peaks including loops are possible for approaching this Teanaway peak, all about 8 miles. The serpentine barrens are of interest both geologically and for the unusual flora.

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 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.


Esmeralda Peaks

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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