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Basic Alpine Climb - American Border Peak/Southeast Route

A basic rock climb near the Canadian border.

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  • Tue, Sep 5, 2017 — Thu, Sep 7, 2017
  • Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft

TBD--may adjust 2 days within this window for weather.

Participants must be confident in and have experience scrambling and route finding.  Days will involve long periods of off trail travel, exposed scrambling, and technical rock climbing.  Expect an early start with a recommended car camp the night before. Tacoma Basic students will have priority until August 1st (please no other branch inquiries until then). 

Route/Place

American Border Peak/Southeast Route



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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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