Pinnacle Peak & The Castle (winter)

Trip

Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Castle-Pinnacle Saddle

Advanced intermediate backcountry ski tour in MRNP

Info
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  • Sat, Mar 19, 2016
  • Seattle Skiing Committee
  • Backcountry Skiing
  • Intermediate
  • Adults
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft

Meet at 8 am at Longmire Parking Lot in MRNP

For experienced backcountry skiers, tele markers, split boarders.  Moderate but long approach, rewarding views and nice descent, some steeps.

Route/Place

Pinnacle Peak & The Castle (winter)



  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots, skis/snowboard, poles
  • Climbing skins (or other method to travel uphill on snow)
  • Avalanche shovel (metal blade)
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche probe
  • Ice ax or whippet recommended
  • Ski crampons recommended
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