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seanpeckhamfun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2015


Good workout and scramble. The peak is a great place to hang around at looking down. Or in any other direction.
Posted Sep 6, 2015 2:02 pm

BooRadleyMcClellan Butte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2014


Really fun scramble.
Posted Jul 20, 2015 11:10 pm

awilsondcDid it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2015


Standard trail. Loved the scramble section, great rock... wish it was longer. Views were ok, but not the best. My GPS (which tends to underestimate) clocked this one as 5.2 mi one way with 3700 elevation via the standard trailhead. I was expecting it to be a little shorter, but it was a great conditioning hike. 4 1/2 hr car to car.
Posted Jun 27, 2015 9:43 pm

WalkoutnowThe Butte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2015


Beautiful, sunny, January day.
Posted Jan 14, 2015 10:46 am

farrisglGreat Hike close to Seattle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 1990


Awesome view looking down toward I90. Fortunately no rain or the upper section would have been not cross-able without protection.
Posted Sep 13, 2014 2:43 am

tcingrumbutte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2014


Nice workout with nice shot of Rainier.
Posted Jul 5, 2014 12:01 pm

kylefroweexposed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2010
scramble to the top with scary for some reason
Posted Jan 6, 2013 11:28 am

kevinsaMcClellan Butte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 1996


Great hike and great views.
Posted Sep 17, 2012 10:41 pm

JoelSkokPleasant, invigorating hike/scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 1979


Did this a few times and always enjoyed it immensely. A real treat
Posted Sep 15, 2012 9:04 pm

cthomsonWell worth it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012


Great times.
Posted Sep 7, 2012 3:06 am

sgilesgreat hike  Sucess!


My favorite day hike in the area. lots of fun
Posted Apr 14, 2012 1:56 pm

Islander34Good alternative to Si  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2010


This is a great training hike with the added bonus of a fun, exposed scramble at the top.
Posted Mar 19, 2012 2:21 am

juneauhiker3rd attempt  Sucess!


I'd climbed the North Gully to ~50 ft below the summit in January and then made another attempt via the summer route in March but turned back because of avalanche conditions, so the summit felt good even though the visibility was lousy. I enjoyed the trail and the summit scramble was fun.
Posted Feb 3, 2012 1:50 am

dan-oTrainer Plus  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2003


Fun conditioning hike with the bonus of a little scramble at the top. Always fun, though getting popular and crowded the last few times I've been up there.
Posted Aug 12, 2011 5:58 pm

Josh LewisSo close yet so far
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2010

Josh Lewis

Tried doing the North Face but my partners were sketched out on some icy rock and such, we got about 50-100 feet from the summit.
Posted Jan 14, 2011 6:48 pm

lcarreauPerfect conditions..  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1987


Sorry, but I can't see the reason for climbing it under icy conditions. I'll be honest.. it's scary enough under perfect
conditions, when the sun is shining & angels are singing.

Did it back in the 1980s with the Tacoma Mountaineers.

And, can't understand WHY they call it a "butte."
If you want to see a REAL butte, please come to Arizona!
Posted Dec 16, 2010 7:53 pm

breauxtrahnshady snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2004


Up on the ridge some snow on steep areas was slushy and troublesome. The scramble is super easy but pretty exposed.
Posted Dec 8, 2010 9:32 pm

Bryan KDon't goof  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2010

Bryan K

If you slip on the scramble part you'll end up like hamburger when they find your body down below!
Posted Aug 18, 2010 11:00 pm

Cascade ScramblerEasy hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

Cascade Scrambler

This is an easy, laid back hike. The first time Rainier pops out, it feels as if you can almost reach out and touch it. My personal opinion is that the scramble up the summit block from the standard route is overhyped. Also, do yourself a favor and park on FS9020, unless you're using this for conditioning.
Posted Jul 28, 2010 12:35 am

EastKingGetting more comfortable scrambling  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2010


Happy to say that I actually summited this peak. I'm not the best scrambler in the world but I mastered this one. No lose rocks and the handholds and footholds are there. It is just that one short section that is the real challenge. Just don't make a mistake!!!!
Posted Jul 14, 2010 1:54 am

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