McClellan Butte Climber's Log

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Jowzynkyn - Aug 24, 2020 3:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2020

All the Way Up 2020  Sucess!

Class 1 hike but it is a trek, tiring especially going up! 5 hours C2C, the final scramble is on great rock with decent exposure, beautiful 75 degree weather, great views of I90!

nitramwerd - May 29, 2020 12:37 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2020

Found orange microspikes. Great sunset. Still plenty of snow.  Sucess!

Snow on trial down to 3750 or so. Pretty soft but I used micro spikes, but no ice axe. Summit views were amazing. Not too difficult to route fine in the dark on the way down.

Found orange microspikes near top contact and I can send them to you.


cascadescrambler - Sep 5, 2019 10:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1989

McClellan  Sucess!

Nice little scramble at the end

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jun 1, 2019 5:41 am Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2019

East Face Direct Class 4  Sucess!

Fun spring climb directly up the east face to bypass the long trail. Took the trail route down


shortiestpants - May 7, 2019 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2018

Hot, still  Sucess!

A particularly still day brought out all the bugs until a slight breeze on the summit came to the rescue. Great hike!

tpeterson - Feb 11, 2019 5:43 pm Date Climbed: Dec 8, 2018

So much snow  Sucess!

Trail was clear or pre-broken for the first third or so. After that, there was knee- to thigh-deep powder the whole way up.


kronshage3 - Jul 30, 2018 7:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2018

Via Standard Trail  Sucess!

A pretty hot day. Quite a few people out on the trail today (no surprises there). A nice little scramble or so to the summit was fun. Views were fairly obstructed due to haze from all the wildfires. Still a great day and not a bad workout either.


chandlerhaberlack - Jul 24, 2018 5:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2018

Back up plan  Sucess!

car problems led to a last minute decision to do mclellan. - Jun 26, 2018 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2018

Quiet day on the mountain  Sucess!

Great weather for the hike. Super trip up and great views. Snow above 4000 feet. Summit block clear and dry


huskertriguy - Oct 28, 2017 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2017

Indian Summer  Sucess!

Got a late start. Reports in earlier October of snow at the top no longer accurate as it all melted off. However, wind really picks up at the summit which made the class 3-4 scramble slightly more dicey.

Watched sunset from summit and descended all by my lonesome with only the sounds of I-90 to accompany me.

Distances on this hike are off. From lower trailhead to summit is closer to 5.6 miles. Made it from car to summit in 3 hours. Descended in 2.5 hours.

molshaus - Jul 23, 2017 4:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2017

Endless switchbacks  Sucess!

It's a long slog up McClellan, but worth it. Great views of the I-90 corridor. The scramble is a bit exposed, but very easy.


seano - Jul 9, 2016 6:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2016

PM jaunt  Sucess!

Afternoon activity on a cloudy day along I-90. The peak is a lot like Mt. Si, with ~3k gain and a short summit scramble, which is a bit trickier when wet.


BKW - Jul 8, 2016 10:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2016

Morning Jaunt  Sucess!

This was a nice morning jaunt we got in before the rain set in. It's a good hike for packing in elevation gain plus enough intrigue to keep it interesting.
For how much complaining I've heard about the scramble, it is not that exposed and almost entirely class 2.


seanpeckham - Sep 6, 2015 2:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2015

fun  Sucess!

Good workout and scramble. The peak is a great place to hang around at looking down. Or in any other direction.


BooRadley - Jul 20, 2015 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2014

McClellan Butte  Sucess!

Really fun scramble.


awilsondc - Jun 27, 2015 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2015

Did it  Sucess!

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.


Walkoutnow - Jan 14, 2015 10:46 am Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2015

The Butte  Sucess!

Beautiful, sunny, January day.


farrisgl - Sep 13, 2014 2:43 am Date Climbed: May 5, 1990

Great Hike close to Seattle  Sucess!

Awesome view looking down toward I90. Fortunately no rain or the upper section would have been not cross-able without protection.


tcingrum - Jul 5, 2014 12:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2014

butte  Sucess!

Nice workout with nice shot of Rainier.

kylefrowe - Jan 6, 2013 11:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2010

exposed  Sucess!

scramble to the top with scary for some reason

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