Banshee Peak & Cowlitz Chimneys


Basic Alpine Climb - Banshee Peak & Cowlitz Chimneys

A beautiful and strenuous ascent of Main Cowlitz Chimney (via Tamanos) that exits by way of Banshee. For folks fully vaccinated against COVID.

  • Sat, Jul 29, 2023 — Mon, Jul 31, 2023
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 17.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,605 ft

Arranged via email.

This two day climb is part and parcel of an adjacent ascent of Double Peak (see that listing for details).  Photos from past trips to this venue (Main Cowlitz Chimney, Banshee) can be seen here.


Banshee Peak & Cowlitz Chimneys

  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    USGS Chinook Pass
  • See full route/place details.
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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