Rock Field Trip Make-up - Sam Hill (Leavenworth)

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Rock Field Trip Make-up - Sam Hill (Leavenworth)

The Sam Hill Area, located SW of Leavenworth at the mouth of Icicle Canyon and administered by the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT), is an ideal location in which to practice basic rock scrambling skills. There are views of Snow Creek Wall and the Sleeping Lady, and the terrain is open and varied. Due to its short distance and elevation gain, and the lack of a real summit, this trip does NOT count as a Rock Scramble.

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  • Sat, May 30, 2015
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Rock Climb
  • Youth, 20-30 Somethings, Adults
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

Meet in the parking lot adjacent to Leavenworth Mountain Sports on the N side of US-2, two blocks E of Icicle Road at 8:00 AM. Coordinates 47.59129,-120.67012.

Arrange carpools from the Seattle area. We'll further consolidate in Leavenworth and drive out to the Forestland trailhead.

Rock scrambling practice. Sign up is for Seattle Branch scramblers, and is by leader permission only.


Sam Hill (Leavenworth)

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)

    Green Trails Leavenworth No. 178

    USGS Leavenworth
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essentials
Mountaineering boots
Diaper harness
Klemheist loop
Locking carabiner
Leather gloves (for arm-wrap rappel practice)
Long pants - rattlesnakes and ticks live here
Ice ax optional (handy for steep dirt/grass/needles/brush)


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