Colchuck Peak/East Route


Basic Alpine Climb - Colchuck Peak/East Route

One Day ascent of Colchuck Via Colchuck Couloir

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  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 4, Technical 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,100 ft

Meet at 0400, moving by 0415

Click [+MORE] to read all notes before requesting permission:


  1. Foothills Climbing Students and Graduates (students, note that this climb does not apply to graduation credits) until the climb opens on May 3rd
  2. Everyone else, first come first serve, after the climb opens on May 3rd

When requesting permission, please include the following

  • General fitness/conditioning level
  • An answer to the following: which is the best mountaineering food: pizza or burritos


Colchuck Peak/East Route

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

    USGS Enchantment Lakes

    Green Trails The Enchantments No. 209S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • An ice axe
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Helmet
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Crampons
  • Lightweight Harness
  • Locking Carabiner
  • Prusik or autoblock
  • picket
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