Experience Field Trip

Field trip: Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course

Experience Field Trip - Mary's & Bean Peaks

Mary's-Bean Traverse - Seattle Alpine Scramble Experience Field Trip. This is a sporty T-5 route along the top of the ridge with exposure on both sides. There may be an option to drop lower to one side to T-3/4 rock.

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  • Strenuous 4, Technical 5
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,743 ft

Meet at the Beverly/Bean Creek TH at 7:30am

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.

The planned route includes the ridge top traverse between Bean and Mary’s which is a T4/T5 rated route with exposure.  Participants should be prepared for a technically challenging outing.  The route may be adjusted based on weather, conditions on the ridge, and/or the abilities of the group.

 Here you will practice and be evaluated on 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 area. There is always plenty of snow and rock to practice your steep snow, self-arrest, glissading, rock scrambling, and navigation skills.


Bean Creek Basin

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  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Mountaineering boots, 10 essentials, ice axe, helmet, emergency downclimb kit.  In short, all your scrambling gear.  If you are planning to car camp one or both nights before and after (highly recommended), bring standard car camping gear, tent, bedding, food, drink, water, toilet paper, change of clothes, guitar, etc.  There is a FS restroom at the Beverly CG, but there is no potable water (though with a pump/filter, you could obtain water from the river).

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