Washington may be the peak scrambling capital of the US, and this challenge is the definitive collection of the best scrambles in the state. Based closely on Peggy Goldman's excellent book 'Washington Scrambles', 2nd Edition'. Pick up a copy here, wait for some dry conditions, and start scramblin':


Highest peak

Mount Adams

12,281 ft / 3,743 m

Most prominent peak

Mount Adams

8,116 ft / 2,473 m

Most summited peak

Mount Saint Helens

151 summits

Most difficult peak

Del Campo Peak

Class 3

Difficulty breakdown

Class 3/4 2 peaks

Top climbing months

July   24%

August   18%

September  15%

"From the boys... We are the Mountain Goats, Nathan (14) and Terrence (12) and on Monday we climbed Mount Stone in the Olympic Mountains. Mount Stone is the highest point in Mason County (6,612 feet) and is pretty close to The Brothers. To get there you go about 3 miles past the Lena Lake Trailhead and then park on the road at the Putvin Trailhead. The elevation gain is 5,100 feet in 4 miles. The beginning of the trail is well-maintained and easy to follow with only a few switchbacks. After a mile and half in the woods, we entered some beautiful meadows with great views of Mount Pershin" - Mount Stone, BryHong8, Jul 4, 2018
"Since we got stormed out of the Emmons Route this past weekend, I decided to hike up to Mount Ruth today to at least SEE the route. Unfortunately, I turned around as I was not confident crossing a couple of snow bridges by myself. They also had a fair bit of snow (1 ft at Camp Schurman) last night, with high winds, so I wasn't confident on the avalanche conditions." - Mount Ruth, TynanRammGranberg, Jun 11, 2018
"Report from WTA from the boys: We got to the Lena Lake parking area at around noon Saturday, and it was completely full - we had to park quite a ways down the road. Please note that this trailhead requires a Northwest Forest Pass since it's federal land, NOT a Discover Pass. We saw many cars getting ticketed for the wrong pass. We left at 12:30 in overcast weather, but that was nice for carrying heavy packs. The trail to Lena Lake is well maintained, fairly flat, and easy to follow. It was a nice leisurely way to start our adventure. Lots of people out, and at the lake there were tons" - The Brothers, BryHong8, May 27, 2018
"Camped at Stuart Lake. Hiked to Colchuck Lake and ascended Aasgard Pass, then west southwest to the col near the main high point. From there, scrambled up to the summit. Descended the same way, since the snow going up Pandora's Box was too slushy for us." - Dragontail Peak, mathiasricken, May 26, 2018
"Summit with the crazy Mother's Day crowd. Snow from about 20 minutes from Marble Mountan Sno-Park. Didn't need snow shoes or crampons. 4000 vertical feet of glissading. But some of the really in-cut glissade chutes are so melted out that rocks are starting to show. Watch out." - Mount Saint Helens, mathiasricken, May 13, 2018