6/21/2018 (4:30 PM)  -  6/24/2018
Olympic National Park
Deception is the second highest peak in the Olympic Range, and distinctively the 17th most prominent peak in Washington State. It is primarily comprised of pillow lava which makes for overall poor climbing. Located in the "rain-shadow" of the Bailey range, Deception receives a fraction of the 200+ inches of rainfall that Mt Olympus sees every year. Furthermore the Deception group is the most rapidly rising group of peaks in the Olympic range and is also the youngest to be formed. There is a small glacier remnant high on the northwest face. The standard Royal Basin approach route passes along the top of this glacier, but crevasse danger is not a problem there. Rope and other typical glacier accessories are unnecessary, but a helmet is essential.

Attendance of mountaineering training is required. In addition, previous climbing experience and proficiency of ice axe use will assessed for those attending. This climb is limited to a party of 12 and ask that adult participation be limited to 4-5 to allow more Scouts to attend. Final 12 will be selected by sign up time and mountaineering skills ability.

This site is run by Troop 1539, Orca District, Chief Seattle Council, Boy Scouts of America
It is not an official BSA site