Basic Alpine Climb - Cathedral Rock/Southwest Face


Basic Alpine Climb - Cathedral Rock/Southwest Face

Part of a 3 day combo climb with a Mt Daniels Rock Scramble, participants will be split between scramblers and climbers. Olympia students given first preference, until August 10.

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  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,400 ft


We will ascend to Cathedral Pass or Peggy's Pond Friday afternoon to set up camp, then Saturday scramble Mt Daniels peak(s) Saturday(as a Basic Rock or Basic Alpine), returning to camp to prepare for a Basic Rock climb of Cathedral Rock on Sunday.  Hike out Sunday afternoon for a well deserved stop for refreshments in Rosalyn.


Cathedral Rock/Southwest Face

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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