Washington Column/South Face


Aid Climb - Washington Column/South Face

Climb the South Face route on Washington Column with multiple nights on the famous Dinner Ledge -- OR -- Climb the Prow route on Washington Column depending on participant experience and skill level.

  • Wed, Oct 4, 2023 — Fri, Oct 6, 2023
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Aid Climb
  • Adults
  • Aid Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft

TBD.  Most likely we'll leave the campsite around 7am.

Dates are **flexible** depending on weather, campsite reservations, climbing permits and other factors.

Climb will be canceled or dates changed in the case of poor weather forecast.

If you encounter an error when trying to register for this climb (most likely with ABW veterans who never officially graduated or current students), don't worry...just email me to tell me you'd like to  register for this climb.   I will check email weekly in the two months leading up to the climb.


Washington Column/South Face

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Rockshoes
  • Belay Device
  • Rope
  • Personal Anchor
  • Personal aid climbing gear including Grigri, ascenders, aiders, daisies, fifi hooks, etc...
  • We will discuss gear plan prior to the climb.

May require:

  • 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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