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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

Boonie1Scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010


Scrambling up is always funner than down.
Very few people on the trail for an I-90 corridor hike.
Posted Jul 13, 2010 11:21 pm

RokIzGudNorth Face Fail
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2010


We tried a winter asent of the North Face and failed 50 vertical feet from the summit. We brought a rack and screws but couldnt find placment at the top.
Posted Mar 22, 2010 12:28 pm

Darren9many times  Sucess!


climbed it many times with friends and even the Boy Scouts, all in winter. We had good weather which made it nice. Actually, we were lucky.
Posted Nov 7, 2009 2:44 am

ericwillhiteAfter School  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 1992


Went up after school. Here are the pictures http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington_climbing/mcclellan_butte/seattle_hiking_075.htm
Posted Oct 8, 2009 4:15 am

snowclimber12fun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2009


good hike, quite steep for a while, and a fun scramble to the summit. great views from the top.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 10:03 pm

skookGreat for training  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2005


Nice trail with a good scramble to keep it interesting. Good training day hike. Too bad it was so cloudy that day.
Posted Aug 31, 2009 5:38 pm

RedwicA lot of natural handholds, but...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2009


... the final summit block took me by surprise. I would have been more comfortable if I had not been solo, but I persevered. One small slip, and I would have been a goner. The trail, however, was awesome. I loved seeing the old-growth trees; some of the largest I have ever seen in Washington are on this mountain. There was a small family of mountain goats (one mother, three babies) at the summit, which darted away before I could take a photo of them. Some fresh cougar tracks were near the summit, as well.
Posted Aug 17, 2009 6:16 pm

WeatherManGood quick-trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009


Nice trainig climb with a fun scramble section at the top. Nothing much scarrier than Si for example, but a bit more exposed.
Posted Jul 22, 2009 12:04 pm

farrisglOutstanding view of the I90 corridor  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 1990


Hiked this on a really clear Pacific Northwest day in the late afternoon. The view off the top of the butte provided a strikingly good look down on I90.
Posted Mar 4, 2009 1:07 am

Curtissimowith Magellan  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2005


scramble is pretty easy in dry weather (not for kids though)
Posted Dec 20, 2008 5:21 pm

TheBootfitterSolo via Trail #1015  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2008


Good training hike, though nothing extraordinary about the hike itself. The scramble at the top definitely got my attention! Though technically quite easy (class 2-3), the exposure is pretty significant. It took me a few moments to gather my courage and get to the top. Great views on a mostly clear day! I saw Baker, Glacier, Stuart, Rainier & Adams!
Posted Nov 17, 2008 7:53 pm

gimpilatorBusy busy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2008


Good to be back. This was an unofficial OSAT trip. There were about 8 of us in our group and a total of 21 people and 4 dogs on the summit.
Posted Nov 16, 2008 10:43 pm

bgratiasBetter than Si  Sucess!
The drive is a little longer than for Mt. Si, but it is worth it because it is a longer hike with fewer people.
Posted Oct 29, 2008 4:42 pm

lukicNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2008


Nice conditioning hike with a little scramble at the end.
Posted Oct 1, 2008 11:15 pm

JerGreat hike close to Seattle  Sucess!


Great day hike with good views. The scramble at the end gets you clear of the trees for good views.
Posted Aug 19, 2008 3:18 pm

bmwboarder7Sweet hike and scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2008


All around a good hike. There were lots of mosquitos, and even in late July there was more snow then I planned on, making the last little bit quite fun, but otherwise good. The weather was great, the scramble was fun and not too hard, though I agree there is some definite exposure. Also saw several Pileated Woodpeckers, probably the most I've ever seen in one place. No mtn goats though sadly.
Posted Jul 22, 2008 12:05 am

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