Guye Peak Climber's Log

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zhong - Feb 14, 2023 1:37 pm Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2023

Snoqualmie + Guye combo  Sucess!

Went up in snowshoes on our way down from Snoqualmie.
Deep snow. No danger.


adamschneider - Sep 1, 2022 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2022

Hiked to north summit, scrambled to middle and south  Sucess!

I wouldn't call the summer trail up to the first (north) summit of Guye a "scramble" — just a ridiculously steep trail. From the north peak, I could see the well-worn paths on the other two and decided I needed to go over there. I pulled up SummitPost on my phone, and it said there was a gully route to the east; when you're standing on the north summit, that seems completely implausible. But I went back down the summit block and found the gully, and it was a pretty straightforward scramble from there. The sketchiest part was those mossy slabs on the way up to the middle peak.


gblock - May 15, 2022 2:13 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2022

Summer route summit  Sucess!

Summited yesterday via the summer route. Weather conditions were not great, we had a lot of snow, hail and, rain. There was a good amount of powder and the snow was mostly soft. We did route finding the entire way, and it was pretty straightforward. The soft snow made the traverses pretty easy. On the final steep push before the summit, there was a moat forming, so be careful if you go now. Thanks to all the power, we did a lot of good glissading on the way down.


cascadescrambler - Sep 5, 2019 10:52 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 1975

Add on  Sucess!

We were coming down from a snow scramble of Snoqualmie when someone said, "Why don't we do Guye?" We were in the saddle, so up we went. - Jul 8, 2019 5:03 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2019

Guye Peak  Sucess!

Great sunset scramble with the Mountaineers. The trail from the parking lot to Snoqualamie junction is up the stream bed - some water - no navigation issues. Snow about 300-500 feet from this point. Snow on the trail all the way to the summit. Not too slushy for the end of the day, but warm temps should be melting it out quickly.


bluecappo - Jun 18, 2019 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006

Yeah Buddy!  Sucess!

Do yourself a favor and get into this basin and climb these peaks!

spephsteph - Mar 5, 2019 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2018

Guye Peak

Boealps BCC climb. Turned around due to avy danger

tpeterson - Feb 11, 2019 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2019

Guye Peak

Walked up to the first peak. Snow-shoes or other floatation needed after leaving the packed trails in the Commonwealth Basin until close to the peak. Kicked some steps after that to get to the first peak and peak at the rap gully. Saw some sloughing and melting in the gully and decided against going further.


scottv - Oct 14, 2018 8:38 am Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2018

Fall colors and clear skies  Sucess!

Scrambled Guye from the western approach. Left the WAC cabin at noon, returned there at 5. Alpental lot was full, but trail was in pretty good shape. Even in October we appreciated the shade on the steep ascent. At first major talus/boulder field we had lunch, then proceeded up drainage on most-obvious boot track where 2-3 other parties were descending (but learned later we could have gone more south/right more directly to the low point of the saddle and Guye). Found running water 300m up the drainage above turn-off to Guye in the valley at the base of Cave Ridge. Then back-tracked to the lip of the Snoqualmie--Guye saddle and worked our way south, up and over the south side of Cave Ridge and finally to the low point of the saddle (with boot tracks coming up from Alpental and Commonwealth). From there it was an easy 300m to a nice pond with great camp sites, but we went counter-clockwise around the pond and ran into a dead-end. Reversed again, clockwise and stayed east of the pond as we went south towards Guye. Up steep, damp trail and broke out onto the summit approach slabs with great views. Liam summited first and tried out his drone. Cora and Silas made it, too, and we all enjoyed panoramic clear views to Rainier and beyond. Thompson had a dusting of snow... Descent was fast (1.25 hours) and we added a couple cairns to mark the shorter route from our lunch-time talus field. Look for a dead, tall silver tree trunk with no branches to the south/right if you want the shortest scramble to Guye.


kronshage3 - Sep 3, 2018 5:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2018

Snoqualmie and Guye Combo  Sucess!

Pretty fun day. Recommend doing these early since the sun can really blast the steep trail in early to mid afternoon. Snoqualmie was straightforward with awesome views all around. Guye was a fun scramble to the true summit (via North Ridge route). We didn't bring any protection. If you don't bring protection, at least bring a helmet. The scramble isn't all that bad, there just aren't a lot of good holds that make the exposure feel that more real.


alexggoodwin - May 19, 2015 9:51 am Date Climbed: May 16, 2015

Short Scramble  Sucess!

Did this peak as part of our Scrambling Course I was teaching. Short and steep. Complete white out, so we didn't get to see anything at the top.


ernestsson - Sep 13, 2014 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2014

Improbable Traverse!  Sucess!

Climbed Guye via the Improbable Traverse route. Wow! Only got off-route (and backtracked and corrected) once, although we were paranoid almost the whole time. The eponymous traverse was frightening but quite fun.


Guilty - Jul 9, 2014 1:37 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 1983

from Parents Chalet  Sucess!

My parents had a chalet just below Guye Peak. Did this many times growing. We did this once with our pellet guns.


Boonie1 - Mar 8, 2014 8:38 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2012

Awesome   Sucess!

day and only party on the peak!


olymountainman - Jan 12, 2014 11:37 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2013

Guye  Sucess!

Fun climb


CzechMark - Nov 12, 2013 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2013

Short trip  Sucess!

Cloudy day. Snow on route.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Nov 11, 2013 4:21 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 1988

From Commonwealth Basin  Sucess!

Scramble summit (north summit). That's good enough for me.


pingzingr - Sep 8, 2013 9:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2013

Second of the day  Sucess!

Quick up and down of Guye Peak following Snoqualmie.

samhalai - Jul 16, 2013 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2013

Turnaround due to high avalanche danger

Bad weather the day before had 13 people missing in the commonwealth basin. We decided to turn around when we couldn't find terrain to continue without danger.


SLinehan88 - May 9, 2013 12:01 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2013

WAC  Sucess!

Snow 1 field trip with the WAC.

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