Rock Scrambling

Field trip: Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course

Rock Scrambling - Dirty Harry's Balcony

This is the Rock Field Trip Associated with Alpine Scramble Course (A) group

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  • *Varies*, Moderate, Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft

8 am

Trail Head Location: Dirty Harry's Balcony also called the Birdnest trail.  Coming from the west, take exit 30. See WTA link if you need more directions on how to reach the TH


Trail Info from WTA:

During this all day field trip you will learn and practice these skills:

  • Climbing and down-climbing fairly steep rocks faces and slabs.
  • Traveling in boulder fields, talus and scree.
  • Protected downclimb techniques 


students will earn:


Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony

  • Green Trails Bandera No. 206

    Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S

    Green Trails Middle Fork Snoqualmie No. 174S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

10 essentials, ice axe, helmet, emergency harness.

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