Black Peak/South Ridge


Basic Alpine Climb - Black Peak/South Ridge

Climb to a Smoots Peak while admiring the larches! Overnight at Wing Lake or possibly a best of two-days car-to-car.

  • Fri, Oct 13, 2023 — Sat, Oct 14, 2023
  • Foothills Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,200 ft

Rainy Pass TH @ TBD (early!). Northwest Forest or Parks Pass required for all vehicles. 

Click [+MORE] to read all notes before requesting permission:

  • If I have never climbed or scrambled with you before, the odds are you will not be granted permission to register.
  • October tends to be wet, and this trip will not go unless the rock is dry
  • The assistant leader spot is reserved for an existing Climb or Rock Leader. Please email me if interested. If a second leader signs up, we can take one additional participant, as we will attack the summit block as two groups of 3. 

Black Peak/South 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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