Washington Column/South Face


Aid Climb - Washington Column/South Face

Two nights on a nice ledge for intro-level big wall experience. Open to current and past Aid & Big Wall course participants. Requires both WA and CA to be at Phase 3 or equivalent.

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  • Sun, Sep 20, 2020 — Tue, Sep 22, 2020
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Aid Climb
  • Adults
  • Aid Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft
Lower Pines Campground or Big Oak Flat Entrance, 5 AM.

Leader has reservation for Lower Pines campground, which will likely get canceled. As backup, a day-use pass has been reserved. Either way, we'll meet the evening before to pack and prepare gear.


Washington Column/South Face

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Will require more than the following:

  • Passive protection (e.g. 1 set of nuts)
  • Active protection (e.g. 1 set of Black Diamond cams, size 0.4 to 3 or equivalent camalots)
  • Alpine draws (e.g. 6 sewn runners with 12 wiregate carabiners)
  • auto blocking belay device i.e., BD ATC Guide or Petzl Reverso
  • Etrier or daisy chain
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