Great Scott Traverse NE Route

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Washington, United States, North America
Route Type:
Basic Snow Climb
Time Required:
Half a day

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Great Scott Traverse NE Route
Created On: Apr 22, 2002
Last Edited On: May 24, 2002


On skis or a snoboard during winter months, take chair 2 at Alpental Ski Resort. Traverse left acrossed Upper International, from there enter the upper backcountry gate.

Route Description

Hike/traverse left acrossed Sharon Bowl. During winter months the edge of the bowl is marked by a ski patrol rescue sled. From edge of bowl climb west on mountain up 50-60 degree pitches that are seperated by a small flat section. Both pitches are quite steep and full of soft snow but can be done without ice axes or climbing boots due to the amount of soft snow and a couple conveniently placed trees. At the top of the second pitch, follow ridge line up for 1/4 mile to summit. Large cornices and cliffs border each side of summit so stay to the middle.

Essential Gear

Climb can be done in snoboard boots (my father and I have done it many times) but is hard on feet. Shovel and rope could be handy for heavy snow days. Ice axes are always handy. Bring skis/snoboard for a great ride down.

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