Chair Peak/Northeast Buttress


Basic Alpine Climb - Chair Peak/Northeast Buttress

A fine basic rock climb near Snoqualmie Pass, with great views.

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  • Technical 3, Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,238 ft

Olympia folks - 4:00 am at the I-5/Martin Way park-n-ride. Seattle folks - 5:15 am at the North Bend Safeway parking lot.

This is a long day, and the days are getting shorter. Hence, the extra early start. Bring hiking poles for the talus part of the approach.


Chair Peak/Northeast Buttress

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Equipment for extended rappel with autoblock
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