Peaks

 

123

 

 

Pursuers

 

230

 

 

Finishers

 

0

 

 

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': http://www.mountaineersbooks.org/Washington-Scrambles-P1253.aspx

 

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

160 summits

Most difficult peak

Dragontail Peak

Class 2

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 2 peaks

Class 3/4 2 peaks

Top climbing months

July   24%

August   17%

September  17%

"From Terrence's WTA Report: We are the Mountain Goats, and today, one of us (Terrence, 12) climbed Mount Washington in the Olympics. The forest road is windy and a little rough, but not too bad. The trailhead is off of a turnoff, right before the Upper Mount Ellinor trailhead. The beginning of trail is very steep, but pretty easy to follow. The trail is kind of of like Snoqualmie Mountain and Old Mailbox. Straight and no switchbacks. You start in the forest, and in about a half mile enter a pleasant meadow. After .7 miles, you get up to a scree field where you can begin to see your" - Mount Washington, BryHong8, Nov 17, 2018
"Went out to scramble Denman Peak, Lane Peak and Wapaneyo, but had to turn around because of the weather worsening before reaching Wapaneyo. Car-to-car 7 hours. Denman Peak was easy, although I made it harder than I had to. Coming from the Plumber side, I started scrambling up on the east side of the ridge, but on the way down I discovered that the west side had an easy walk-up trail. After Denman, I continued to Lane Peak. The trail was still good and easy to find, albeit quite slippery with mud (there were a few muddy, slippery places before Denman already). I made my way to the plateau imm" - Lane Peak, mathiasricken, Sep 16, 2018
"Went out to scramble Denman Peak, Lane Peak and Wapaneyo, but had to turn around because of the weather worsening before reaching Wapaneyo. Car-to-car 7 hours. Denman Peak was easy, although I made it harder than I had to. Coming from the Plumber side, I started scrambling up on the east side of the ridge, but on the way down I discovered that the west side had an easy walk-up trail. After Denman, I continued to Lane Peak. The trail was still good and easy to find, albeit quite slippery with mud (there were a few muddy, slippery places before Denman already). I made my way to the plateau imm" - Wahpenayo Peak, mathiasricken, Sep 15, 2018
"Went out to scramble Denman Peak, Lane Peak and Wapaneyo, but had to turn around because of the weather worsening before reaching Wapaneyo. Car-to-car 7 hours. Denman Peak was easy, although I made it harder than I had to. Coming from the Plumber side, I started scrambling up on the east side of the ridge, but on the way down I discovered that the west side had an easy walk-up trail. After Denman, I continued to Lane Peak. The trail was still good and easy to find, albeit quite slippery with mud (there were a few muddy, slippery places before Denman already). I made my way to the plateau imm" - Denman Peak, mathiasricken, Sep 15, 2018
"Detailed Report Below. We traversed Tinkham Peak from West Tinkham to East Tinkham. Set out on an ambitious goal to bag Silver, Abiel, and Tinkham Peaks. I was inspired after my hike up to Annette Lake in early August, having spied both Silver and Abiel Peaks. Our route began at the intersection of FS9070 and the PCT. We opted to hike the peaks in the sequence - Silver, Abiel, Tinkham West, traverse to Tinkham East, circumnavigate Mirror lake, and follow the PCT back to the trailhead. The PCT is a beautiful and generally well-maintained trail. We hiked South with a gradual incline to th" - Tinkham Peak, markhadland, Sep 9, 2018