Big Snagtooth/West Ridge


Basic Alpine Climb - Big Snagtooth/West Ridge

Fun day in the Mountains! Priority for Intro to Alpine Rock Course.

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  • Mon, Sep 4, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,500 ft


Ask for leader permission first.

This is a typical bulger peak, lots of loose rock and scrambling to the base. That will be the majority of the climb, and likely the crux. If you are good at scrambling and love traveling over large quantities of loose rock this climb is for you. If you want to climb some solid rock and experience a beautiful alpine rock climb this won't be it. Look up the route before asking to be on. :)


Big Snagtooth/West Ridge

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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