Colchuck & Dragontail Peaks

Trip

Basic Alpine Climb - Colchuck & Dragontail Peaks

One day climb reserved for Olympia Basic Alpine Climbing students requiring a climb to graduate.

  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 4, Technical 4, Strenuous 2, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 5,440 ft

Details will be sent out a few weeks before the trip

This climb requires a combination of exposed steep snow travel, class 4 to low 5th rock climbing AND lots of endurance. This will be a monster of a day that will test all of your skills. If that doesn’t scare you AND you feel technically and physically ready, sign up 😀

Route/Place

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.
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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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