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RomaKSE ridge numerous times  Sucess!


One of my favorite quick hikes close to Seattle. Interesting trail, not many people, and awesome summit views! Always have to be careful coming down, and it's definitely a knee grinder.
Posted Aug 29, 2007 3:02 pm

DBakerWinter run.  Sucess!


Great fast winter ascent. Really got the blood moving.
Posted Jan 25, 2007 7:35 pm

littlefrantzLion King  Sucess!


Did this little mountain a lot as a kid. Love Cave Ridge!
Posted Jan 5, 2007 2:29 am

KrylonAlpental Route  Sucess!


Route was totally devoid of people until the top, then all sort of people appeared as if from nowhere. Hardly surprising though, since it was a wonderful day.
Posted Dec 29, 2006 11:59 pm

osatrikAlpental - Cave Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 1993


OSAT climb in the fall of 1993. It was a great day, and brought me to within 39 vertical feet of my first 100,000 vertical year.
Posted Sep 1, 2006 5:21 am

Andy DeweyWest Face (from Alpental)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

Andy Dewey

Combined with Guye Pk; awesome climb. Lots of fun glissading!
Posted May 23, 2006 5:08 pm

skagitteamGuye Peak Combo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2005


Fun combo with Guye Peak.
Posted Mar 18, 2006 9:26 pm

renRoute Climbed: Standard 8/28/04 5/17/05  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2004


I great little afternoon workout with some good views.
Posted Feb 15, 2006 1:37 pm

agreenstreetRoute Climbed: West Face. Date Climbed: December 21, 2004  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2004


Only one on the mountain today. (that I know of, could only see 100 yards most of the time). Fun climb although socked in the entire time. Hopfully i'll do it again during good weather.
Posted Feb 14, 2006 3:14 am

esugiRoute Climbed: Normal Route (Trail) Date Climbed: 10/30/2005  Sucess!


Good exercise. Not much of a scramble. Encountered fresh, untracked snow of about 4" at 5000 ft. It made the climb fun.

Took a wrong turn at the junction and partially headed up to Guye Peak until I realized I was going the wrong way! Still, made the summit in 2 hours and 1 1/2 to get back down.

With snow at higher elevations, views across the valley of Chair, Tooth, Denny Mountain were great.
Posted Nov 3, 2005 10:56 pm

TopoftheworldRoute Climbed: trail from Alpental Date Climbed: 2005  Sucess!


Fun scramble, from 4,000' the trail thins out and the remaining 2,200 or so is pure scramble. Make sure that you're familiar with a topo, the mountain is bigger than it seems.
Posted Oct 11, 2005 8:18 pm

dysctiRoute Climbed: West Face Date Climbed: May 2005  Sucess!


This hike really got me back in to the climbing mood. This was the first scramble I had attempted and it was not as bad as I was expecting. Very sunny day.
Posted Sep 21, 2005 12:27 am

magellanRoute Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: May 30, 2005  Sucess!


My faithful companion, Quetzalcoatl, spurred us on today. About 20 cars at the Snow Lake TH at 9:00 am. We were hoping to get above the clouds. About 40' to the right of the hordes is an unmarked path heading southeast. Follow the boot beaten path across a field and then into the slide alder. It's a tunnel through vine maple. Occasional forest is reached, followed by frenzied loose dirt, with a pinch of choss. If this is too steep for you, turn back before it gets worse. From time to time, this resembles a trail. Those periods are brief. See various signs: Danger! Avalanche artillery area! Also: Cave Ridge thataway, Snow Lake thisaway, and straight ahead Snoqualmie Mt. Skirt some talus, eventually getting to a cool waterfall. More steeps, and finally the forest fades. Heather is just starting to bloom, with much Phlox. Lots of loose rubble. Please try to stay on the main path. Before you know it, we were dancing on the summit. It was blue above us, but the fog continued to limit views out. Finally it dropped long enough to peek at some peaks. Big Tahoma, Dakobed, Daniel, Hinman, and a few others above 6500'. Windy in places, but mostly sunny and warm, and there was plenty of room for a quick nap. We traversed north, came back, and then started scrambling east towards Lundin. We hit a few high points and called it good. The way down was uneventful, except for slowing down to help an old man with a bum knee. About 6 other parties on the trail today.

R/T 5 miles, 3150' gain, 1:45 up, 1:45 down
Posted Sep 7, 2005 12:23 am

runnerodb83Route Climbed: West Face Date Climbed: July 24th 2005  Sucess!
In the summer, this climb proves to be harder going down than coming up. Lots of loose rubble on the switchbacks coming down required sliding down the upper areas on my rear. Very little to grab for leverage coming down. However, its a quick climb offering spectacular views. As stated elsewhere, its hard on the knees.
Posted Sep 5, 2005 11:38 pm

diceyRoute Climbed: trail Date Climbed: july 2004  Sucess!
with guye
Posted Sep 4, 2005 2:09 pm

Robert DDate Climbed: 8-9-2005  Sucess!
Just got done climbing. It was so beautiful out today with clear skys and when you got to the top you got a 360 degree view all around. The view of the lake below and the valleys surrounding the mountain was just nice... the only bad thing was is that the sun just beat down on use going up with very little breeze... but on the way down the wind started to pick up which made it nice a cool...
Posted Aug 9, 2005 9:08 pm

cusmx5Route Climbed: Trail from Alpental parking Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!
Trail was completely melted out. Straightforward climb to the summit. On the way down, cut over to do Guye Peak also.
Posted Jul 19, 2005 7:12 pm

Jeffrey ZickertDate Climbed: October 2, 2004  Sucess!

Jeffrey Zickert

I'm not sure which route we took, as we did not go down the Snow lake trail at all. We followed a dry stream bed to the saddle between Guye Peak and Snoqualmie. Gained the ridge and followed it to the summit.
Posted May 3, 2005 11:11 am

sixsigmafoolRoute Climbed: Climber's Route - Alpental Date Climbed: January 2, 2005  Sucess!
Thought we would sneak in a summit visit to this highest of the I-90 corridor peaks before the winter snows...if they ever come this year! Weather was cool, around 20 at the trailhead, with low clouds/fog lingering. The snow depth was variable, but never very deep. Didn't take snow shoes, and didn't need them. Climbing conditions are not ideal, with many slippery areas and occasional deep drifts. There were remnants of a trail that we followed most of the way, creating our own wnen necessary. The sun did shine, and the wind stayed tolerable. Made the summit in 3'50", about an hour slower than expected. Still a great day for climbing, with views of Glacier and Baker, and a peak or two of Rainier. Never saw another soul!

If you go , I lost a yellow radio on the lower section near the top of the first creek bed. Also lost a Nalgene bottle while descending from the summit, around 5500'. Post or write:wamdmc@cablespeed.com.
Posted Jan 4, 2005 12:12 am

skookRoute Climbed: SE Ridge Date Climbed: 11/28/2004  Sucess!


Nice half day climb. You can't ask for too much more at this time of year. The views were awesome and worth the slick trail to get there.
Posted Nov 29, 2004 7:21 pm

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