Colchuck & Dragontail Peaks


Basic Alpine Climb - Colchuck & Dragontail Peaks

Please do not request permission until the activity opens for registration. Subject to change due to weather, smoke, fires, or other force majeure events. The plan will be to climb one or both peaks via Colchuck Col or Assgard Pass in The Enchantments area of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

  • Sat, Mar 30, 2024 — Sun, Mar 31, 2024
  • Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 4, Technical 4, Strenuous 2, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,440 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 8,840 ft
  • Pace: 1.7-2.2 mph

From US-2 in Leavenworth drive Icicle Creek Road (Forest Road 76) for 8.4 miles. Turn left on Eightmile Road (Forest Road 7601), about one mile past Eightmile Campground and signed Lake Stuart/Colchuck Lake.  Continue 3.8 miles to the trailhead (3,400 ft).  Final dates and times TBD as we approach the date.

Please do not request permission until the activity opens for registration.  More details to follow as we get closer to the trip date.  Priority to Tacoma Basic & Tacoma Intermediate Alpine students.


Colchuck & Dragontail Peaks

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    USGS Enchantment Lakes

    Green Trails The Enchantments No. 209S

    USGS Mount Stuart
  • See full route/place details.
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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