75 Scrambles in Oregon: Best Non-Technical Ascents

By Barbara I. Bond



* Scramble routes to popular Oregon peaks including Mount Hood, the Sisters, Mount Thielsen, and Mount McLoughlin, as well as lesser-known peaks
* Go off trail safely with the GPS waypoints and contour maps in this guidebook
* Scramble-finder chart for selection of routes according to length, difficulty, season and elevation gain

Calling all hikers with a yen for high, lonely places: you can bag that peak if you want to. Scrambling is the bridge between hiking and rock climbing. It involves off-trail travel-making your way over rough terrain and sometimes using your hands for balance and safety on nearly vertical rock-but does not require technical climbing gear. 75 Scrambles in Oregon will take you to some of the same summits that climbers enjoy-but by less extreme routes.

These scrambles (short, easy introductory routes and longer, more difficult scrambles) are generously spread across Oregon: the Cascades; Klamath Mountains (SW corner); East Cascades; the Wallowas, Elkhorns, and Blue Mountains (NE); the Strawberry Mountains near John Day; and remote desert ranges (SE corner). Routes are rated for difficulty and skill level. Where nonstandard equipment such as an ice axe, crampons, rope, or helmet are advised, that is noted route by route.

Barbara I. Bond is a trip leader for the Mazamas, an outdoor activities and conservation club. She is a professional writer and lives in Portland, Oregon. You can find Barbara on FACEBOOK, or you can visit her web site for more information at OregonScrambles.com.

Product Details

Price: $18.95
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Published Date: September 04, 2005
Pages: 255
Dimensions: 6.0 X 0.62 X 8.98 inches | 0.89 pounds
ISBN: 9780898865509

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About the Author

BARBARA I. BOND is a freelance writer and active member of Mazamas, a non-profit mountaineering organization that was established July 19, 1894, on the summit of Mt. Hood. Barbara teaches in Mazamas' basic, intermediate, and advanced rock schools and has served on their executive council as well as other committees. Barbara enjoys participating in many endurance activities, including long-distance hiking, trail running, and road biking. Having had an early introduction to the outdoors, Barbara camped and hiked in California's Sierra Nevada and Santa Cruz Mountains as a youth. She now enjoys an active life that includes biking, camping, hiking, and skiing with her family. She has climbed extensively in Oregon and California, also in Arizona, New Mexico, Tanzania, Switzerland, Italy, and France. Barbara currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her family. Visit the author's web site: barbaraibond.com.


This book takes up where trail guides leave off. Scrambling is off-trail hiking, usually to a summit, without using technical climbing gear. The rollicking journey around Oregon will get you to places you may not have dreamed of visiting otherwise.--Terry Richard "OregonLive.com "