Basic Alpine Climb - Black Peak/South Ridge


Basic Alpine Climb - Black Peak/South Ridge

A Phase 2, Grade II climb with class 4 rock. The approach passes multiple alpine lakes & scrambles up between the ridge & the summit where you climb through a multitude of subsidiary columns of rock to all sides. Great summit views of Goode Mountain & McGregor Mountain

  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,000 ft

Rainy Pass Trailhead

Covid-19 Notes:

  • This is a Phase 2 trip (Whatcom- Phase 2, Skagit- Phase 2)
  • This trip will be updated if County guidelines change in advance of the trip

Everyone who participants in this activity must comply with the following:

  • Must agree to the Mountaineers COVID-19 Code of Conduct
  • Must have a cloth face covering
  • Must have personal hand sanitizer or biodegradable soap
  • Engage in physical distancing (6 ft)
  • Carpooling with non-household members is not recommended
  • Sharing personal gear is prohibited with non-household members
  • This trip is only open to those who live local (within 125 miles of Rainy Pass Trailhead, WA)

Black Peak/South Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Personal face mask
  • Personal hand sanitizer or biodegradable soap
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Belay device
  • Personal tether of some type
  • Prusik
  • Mountaineering or hiking boots
  • A back pack (15 to 35 liters)
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
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