Slippery Slab Tower

Destination Details

Hikers

Destination: Slippery Slab Tower / NE Face

Scheduled Activities

Activity Report Summary

Destination Details

Climb
Trip
12

100 Hikes in the Alpine Lakes

Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176
USGS Scenic
USGS Stevens Pass
Yes
Basic Rock Climb
0 (mi. RT)
0 (ft)
I
Basic Climb
Skykomish Ranger Station / 360-677-2414
WA
Description
Ascend an obvious gully 100' up and right to a spacious belay area in a clump of trees. Rope up here. Climb a rock face directly upwards. After 40' of mixed 4th & 5th class, move to the left to easier climbing and continue for another 20' to a belay tree. Then climb a 10' face and scramble to the summit. Be careful of small loose rocks near the summit and in the gulley. This climb can be done as one long day or as a relaxed two day trip with camping available at Suprise Lake. Excellent alternate approach: Turn right off Hwy 2 onto FS #6095 at the big sweeping left-hand turn just before Hwy changes to 4 lanes and starts the final climb to Stevens Pass. Hike trail 1061 for 1.6 mi to junction with PCT at Hope Lake. Take PCT south for 3.8 mi. to Trap Pass. About the same distance as other approach, but 800' less gain and better views in nice sub-alpine terrain.

This activity is approved for credit: Yes

Participant Prerequisites

Enrolled Courses

Basic Climbing - Bellingham
Basic Climbing - Everett
Basic Climbing - Kitsap
Basic Climbing - Olympia
Basic Climbing - Seattle
Basic Climbing - Tacoma
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Bellingham
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Everett
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Kitsap
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Olympia
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Seattle
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Tacoma
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Wenatchee

Completed Courses

Basic Climbing - Bellingham
Basic Climbing - Everett
Basic Climbing - Kitsap
Basic Climbing - Olympia
Basic Climbing - Seattle
Basic Climbing - Tacoma
Basic Climbing - Wenatchee
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Bellingham
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Everett
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Kitsap
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Olympia
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Seattle
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Tacoma
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Wenatchee

Leader Prerequisites

Enrolled Courses

Intermediate Climbing - Bellingham
Intermediate Climbing - Everett
Intermediate Climbing - Kitsap
Intermediate Climbing - Olympia
Intermediate Climbing - Seattle
Intermediate Climbing - Tacoma
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Bellingham
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Everett
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Kitsap
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Olympia
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Seattle
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Tacoma

Completed Courses

Intermediate Climbing - Bellingham
Intermediate Climbing - Everett
Intermediate Climbing - Kitsap
Intermediate Climbing - Olympia
Intermediate Climbing - Seattle
Intermediate Climbing - Tacoma
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Bellingham
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Everett
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Kitsap
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Olympia
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Seattle
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Tacoma

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