Next Level: Scrambling Steep Peaks

Don't let a steep hike keep you from the best views. Put these vital mountaineering tips to use this weekend.
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Don't let a steep hike keep you from the best views. Put these vital mountaineering tips to use this weekend.

A few sheer rocks separate you from the summit. Don't let them turn you back. Done safely, scrambling is one of mountaineering's true pleasures, and it's the only way to reach off-trail terrain requiring third-class (handholds often needed) or fourth-class (constant handholds, fatal-fall potential) climbing. Master these three moves to bag that peak safely.