Floating Rock and Galleon Mountain

The steep, damp duff on the way up Floating Rock and the steep, solid snow (and no crampons) on Galleon Mountain both made this trip a bit more difficult than I had hoped.

I scrambled Galleon on the ascent, but on the descent I did one rappel with a 30 meter rope. I was unable to pull my rope and didn't want to spend the extra time to scramble back up and retrieve it. So if you find a rope up there, now you know where it came from!

  • Date:
    2012/07/04
    Elevation gain:
    5,057 feet
    Trip type:
    scramble
    USGS quad:
    Snoqualmie Lake
    Car-to-car:
    13 hours 29 minutes
    • 5 hours 1 minute ascending from Green Ridge trail head to Floating Rock
    • 4 hours 25 minutes traversing from Floating Rock to Galleon Mountain
    • 4 hours 3 minutes descending from Galleon Mountain to Green Ridge trail head
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  • Our parking spot at the "trail head" for Green Ridge, on the Middle Fork Road 4.5 miles after the Taylor River bridge
    Our parking spot at the "trail head" for Green Ridge, on the Middle Fork Road 4.5 miles after the Taylor River bridge
  • Hiking up the Green Ridge trail
    Hiking up the Green Ridge trail
  • On a ridge south of Floating Rock
    On a ridge south of Floating Rock
  • Steep side-hilling on the SE slopes of Floating Rock
    Steep side-hilling on the SE slopes of Floating Rock
  • Ascending Floating Rock's indistinct SE ridge
    Ascending Floating Rock's indistinct SE ridge
  • Looking south from the summit of Floating Rock
    Looking south from the summit of Floating Rock
  • Brett on the summit of Floating Rock
    Brett on the summit of Floating Rock
  • Apparently this peak is not climbed often.  I know at least one other party summited in the winter and couldn't find the register
    Apparently this peak is not climbed often. I know at least one other party summited in the winter and couldn't find the register
  • Descending via the large gully that started about 20 feet north of the summit
    Descending via the large gully that started about 20 feet north of the summit
  • Rock Lake
    Rock Lake
  • The summit register on Galleon Mountain.  It was an unsalvageable, gross, soggy mess
    The summit register on Galleon Mountain. It was an unsalvageable, gross, soggy mess
  • Big Snow from the summit of Galleon Mountain
    Big Snow from the summit of Galleon Mountain
  • East Garfield Mountain
    East Garfield Mountain
  • Green Ridge Lake
    Green Ridge Lake
  • It was full dark by the time we returned to the car
    It was full dark by the time we returned to the car

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