Basic Alpine Climb - Double Peak


Basic Alpine Climb - Double Peak

A beautiful, strenuous and exploratory route on a peak normally associated with a very narrow scheduling window. This trip is being treated as a rock climb to help ensure our success regardless of the conditions we find. For folks fully vaccinated against COVID.

  • Sat, Jul 29, 2023 — Mon, Jul 31, 2023
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 5
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,199 ft

Arranged via email.

This trip to Double Peak will include an ascent of Main Cowlitz Chimney (scheduled as a separate trip to help with route/place flexibility).  It is anticipated that this will be a 3 day trip for both summits, with one day for the approach, a climb of Double Peak on the 2nd day, and an ascent of Main Cowlitz Chimney followed by our exit on the 3rd day.  Photos from past trips to this venue (Double Peak) can be seen here.


Double Peak

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
Trip Reports