Peak Pins

Mountaineer Peak Pins/Patches/Awards - Climbing & Scrambling

The Mountaineers Activity Awards

Several branches of The Mountaineers offer activity awards (pins / patches / etc.) when certain objectives are met, these include climbing, scrambling, hiking and kayaking.

To obtain an award, send all documentation to the current branch Peak Pin / Awards person of your branch, or to the branch that sponsors the award. A permanent record of awards is shown in your on-line profile.

ClimBingScrambling
6 Majors 100 Peaks Mt Rainier
5 Majors 100 Scrambles
Baker's Dozen Everett Bronze, Silver Gold
Cascade Classics Irish Cabin 12 & 24
Cascade Volcanoes Mountaineers Clubhouse
Everett Classic 8 Olympia Scramble Copper,Silver,Gold
Olympia Peaks Snoqualmie 10 & 20
Tahoma 1st and 2nd
Teanaway 10 & 20




HISTORY

The earliest award was the Snoqualmie 10 peak started in the 1910’s, given for completing 10 peaks in the Snoqualmie Pass area. To gain credit for the ascent, the climber had to check in to the Snoqualmie Lodge and pay a climbing fee. This was soon expanded to an additional award, the Snoqualmie 20 peak, for completing an additional 10 peaks.

In the 1920’s the Everett Branch created a set of 3 pins for 3 different groups of peaks, the bronze, silver and gold Everett Pins. The Tacoma Branch then offered the Irish Cabin 12 and 24 pin in the 1930’s.

The Six Majors was a popular pin which was reduced to the Five Majors in 1980 when Mt. St Helen’s blew it’s top off. The last few decades have seen several new pins and awards created, there are now at least 35 awards available to all members.

Some branches have special awards available only to members of that branch, those awards are not displayed here. Some awards were originally not branch specific, such as the Snoqualmie 10 or Five Majors, but with the creation of the Seattle Branch in the late 1990’s, the Seattle branch took on management of that award.

 

Climbing Awards


Criteria: The applicant must have been a member of The Mountaineers at the time of climbing all peaks covered by the award. The climbs must have been made in accordance with the Climbing Code. The climbs can be private trips and with non Mountaineer team members. Some awards have further restrictions, which are listed with the award.

6 Majors 

(No longer available)

Mt. Adams (12,276)
Mt. Baker (10,771)
Glacier Peak (10,541)
Mt. Olympus (7,965)
Mt. Rainier (14,410)
Mt. St Helens (9,677) pre-eruption) 

6 Majors



5 Majors

Offered by the Seattle branch

 

Baker’s Dozen

Offered by the Bellingham Branch. Any 13 of the following peaks, no more than 5 climbed in any one year.

 


Cascade Classics

Offered by the Seattle branch. All peaks required for award.

 


Cascade Volcanoes

Offered by the Tacoma Branch. All peaks required for award.

 


Everett Classic 8

Offered by the Everett Branch. Was created before the Cascade Classics award, and now only contains the addition of Mt. Challenger for someone already achieving the Cascade Classics. All 8 peaks required.

 

 


Olympia Peaks

Offered by the Olympia Branch. Any 10, must have at least 1 from each group, the peaks must have been climbed after September 5, 1963.

 

 

 

Scramble Awards

Criteria: The applicant must have been a member of The Mountaineers at the time of climbing all peaks covered by the award. The climbs must have been made in accordance with the Climbing Code, this generally means 3 or more party members are required on the trip. The climbs can be private trips and with non Mountaineer team members. Some awards have further restrictions, which are listed with the award.


100 Peaks at Mt. Rainer National Park

Offered by the Seattle branch, created in 2012. Listed as a scramble award although a couple of the peaks require glacier travel and/or rock climbing expertise. List consists of climbs, scrambles and hikes to 100 peaks that surround Mt. Rainier.

 


100 Scrambles

Offered by the Seattle Branch. Any 100 scrambles. The scramble must be listed as a scramble in The Mountaineers online database. The award is a paperweight.
100 Scrambles 


Everett Bronze, Silver, Gold

Offered by the Everett Branch. Bronze given for any 6 in one group, Silver for any 6 in each of two groups, and Gold for any 6 in each of all 3 groups.

 


Irish Cabin 12 & 24

Offered by the Tacoma Branch, was the first set of pins created by the Tacoma branch in the early 1930’s, consists of peaks near the Irish Cabin property which is near the Carbon River entrance to Mt. Rainier. Any 12 for first pin, all 24 for second pin.

 

 

Mountaineers (Queen Anne) Clubhouse

Offered by the Seattle branch, consists of 10 Olympic scramble peaks visible from the old downtown clubhouse. All 10 peaks required for the award.

 

 


Olympia Scramble Copper, Silver & Gold Boot

Offered by the Olympia branch. Copper boot for 3 peaks in each of any 4 groups, Silver boot for 3 peaks in each of any 8 groups, Gold boot for 3 peaks in all 12 groups. Peaks must have been climbed after January 1, 1999.

Group 1 - Mt. Copper (5,425-Mt.Steel)
Group 1 - Mt. Hopper (6,114-Mt. Steel)
Group 1 - Mt. Skokomish (6,434-Mt.Steel)
Group 1 - Mt. Steel (6,200-Mt. Steel)

Group 2 - Mt. Bretherton (5,960-The Brothers)
Group 2 - Mt. Pershing (6,154-Mt.Steel)
Group 2 - The Brothers (6,866-The Brothers)
Group 2 - Thorson Peak (5,700-The Brothers)

Group 3 - Mt. Church (4,770-Mt. Tebo)
Group 3 - Mt. Hoquiam (4,909-Mt. Christie)
Group 3 - Mt. Olson (5,289-Mt. Steel)
Group 3 - Mt. Tebo (4,604-Mt.Tebo)

Group 4 - Mt. Claywood (6,836-Angeles)
Group 4 - Mt. Fromme (6,655-Mt. Angles)
Group 4 - Wellesley Pk. (6,758-Mt. Angeles)
Group 4 - White Mt. (6,400-Mt. Steel)
Group 5 - April Peak (6,350-Tyler)
Group 5 - Cloudy Peak (7,000-Tyler)
Group 5 - Mt. Buckhorn (6,988-Tyler)
Group 5 - Point Harrah (7,000-Tyler)

Group 6 - Baldy (6,797-Tyler)
Group 6 - Martin Peak (7,550-Tyler)
Group 6 - Sundial (7,150-Tyler)
Group 6 - Tyler Peak (6,364-Tyler)

Group 7-  Mt. Dana (6,209-Mt. Olympus)
Group 7 - Mt. Ferry (6,157-Mt. Olympus)
Group 7 - Mt. Fitzhenry (6,050-Mt. Olympus)
Group 7 - Mt. Scott (5,913-Mt. Olympus)

Group 8 - Bicentennial Peak (6,722-Mt. Steel)
Group 8 - Chimney Peak (6,911-Mt. Steel)
Group 8 - Crystal Peak (6,896-Mt. Steel)
Group 8 - Muncaster Mt. (5,916-Mt.Christie)

Group 9 - Mt. Barnes (5,993-Mt. Olympus)
Group 9 - Mt. Norton (6,139-Mt. Angeles)
Group 9 - Mt. Noyes (6,100-Mt. Christie)
Group 9 - Mt. Wilder (5,928-Mt. Olympus)

Group 10 - Cameron Peak (7,192-Mt. Angeles)
Group 10 - Gibson Peak (4,390-Grisdale)
Group 10 - Moonlight Dome (4,122-Grisdale)
Group 10 - Mt. Zindorf (5,539-Mt. Christie)

Group 11 - Diamond Mt. (6,750-Mt. Tom)
Group 11 - Mt. Gladys (5,600-Mt. Steel)
Group 11 - Mt. Henderson (6,000-Mt. Steel)
Group 11 - Pelton Peak (5,301-Kloochman Rock)

Group 12 - Cat Peak (5,940-Mt. Olympus)
Group 12 - Ludden Peak (5,828-Mt. Olympus)
Group 12 - Mt. Childs (6,205-Mt. Olympus)
Group 12 - Stephen Peak (6,430-Mt. Olympus)

Link to Peakbagger.com
Olympia Scramble Copper, Silver, & Gold Boot

 

 

Snoqualmie 10 & 20

Offered by the Seattle branch. First pin for one set of 10, second pin for all 20.

 


Tahoma 1st and 2nd

Offered by the Tacoma branch. 3 peaks in each of any 4 groups for 1st pin, 3 peaks in each of all 8 groups for 2nd pin.

 

 


Teanaway 10 & 20

Offered by the Seattle Branch. First pin for all peaks in one group of 10, second pin for all 20 peaks.