Chair Peak/Northeast Buttress


Basic Alpine Climb - Chair Peak/Northeast Buttress

A Friday small-party rock climb of the NE Buttress. Only for Basic students who need the credit.

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  • Fri, Sep 4, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 3
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 3,238 ft

Exact time TBD.  Early Friday morning at the Mercer Island P&R.

Chair Peak has a bit of a reputation for rockfall danger.  Since rockfall danger is directly correlated to the number of people present, we'll start early, we'll cap our party size at 4 people, and we'll be going on a weekday (as opposed to a busier Saturday or Sunday.)

No need for ice axe or crampons.  There is zero snow left in the area.


Chair Peak/Northeast Buttress

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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