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The Castle (Tatoosh)/E Ridge (winter)

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03/09/13

TRIP
Seattle Climbing


Carolyn Graham   (Qualified Youth Leader)

TBD


This is a one-day winter Basic Alpine climb. It is open to Basic climb graduates, Intermediate students, and Intermediate graduates. No basic climb students.

I’ll pick the day with the most favorable conditions. Please keep your schedule open for either Saturday OR Sunday. We’ll need a moderate or low avy forecast and the road to Paradise will need to open relatively early in the day. Here’s some beta: http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7983682&highlight=the+castle

The approach is looking like about 2.5 miles and 2200’ gain, with a portion of that along Steven’s Canyon Road. We'll use snowshoes on the approach (no skis). The route is described as 1/2 pitch (40’) of class 4 (boots). I expect we’ll have time for more than 1 person to lead the route but probably not room for more than 3-4 on the route at one time.

If we have time, energy, suitable conditions, and interest, we can also try Pinnacle via the S Route (Basic Alpine)/T5 Scramble in summer, BA snow climb in winter.

If avy is unsuitable I will propose a winter scramble nearby, or elsewhere if the weather is nasty.


02/20/13 @ 1:30 AM


03/07/13 @ 1:00 PM
Leader Permission Required

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Basic Alpine Climb
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Moderate

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