The Mazamas offers a variety of classes for all ability levels. Learn new skills in mountaineering, rock climbing, first aid, ski mountaineering, and more.
Home of majestic mountain goats and ravenous chipmunks, Mt Ellinor is an easier, lower elevation peak with modest elevation gain. A good beginner climb, with a bit of snow and some rock scrambling. It's in the Olympic range near Puget Sound.
This peak is it fairly easy car to car in a day outing, and it's relatively close to Portland. The route ascends moderate snow slopes, which can be a nice glissade back down in early season. An excellent trip for beginning climbers to work on your snow technique.
Our variation of the standard SE Chute route will be determined by snow pack closer to the date. May include glissade down...or not. You are invited to travel and camp Sat. June 1. Will meet at Mt. Ellinor lower trailhead 6am Sun. June 2. Camping at Big Creek Campground is not reservable. Leader plans to arrive in afternoon Sat. June 1 in attempt to find sufficient camping for team at Big Creek. If unavailable we can camp at trailhead where there is restroom and water.
We climb with helmets and ice axes. Mountaineering boots and crampons required. We won't know if we'll need to use crampons until we're there.
Preference to applicants who make the effort to complete a thoughtful profile, and regular participants in Adventurous Young Mazamas.