What is a Scramble?

The Mountaineers climbing organization defines scrambling as follows:

“Scrambles are off-trail trips, often on snow or rock, with a ‘non-technical’ summit as a destination. A non-technical summit is one that is reached without the need for certain types of climbing equipment (body harness, rope, protection hardware, etc), and not involving travel on extremely steep slopes or on glaciers.

However, this can mean negotiating lower angle rock, crossing streams and fighting one’s way through dense brush….” So if a route we offer involves scrambling it means you will be required to use your feet AND your hands in some places.