Basic Alpine Climb - Dragontail Peak/Colchuck Col

This is a one day Basic Alpine climb. Car camping at/near trailhead Saturday night is highly recommended.

  • Sun, Jun 19, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,440 ft

At the trailhead.

All participants must be confident they have the necessary fitness for this one day climb. The Seattle 2016 Seattle Basic Climbing course fitness standard is to be able to hike Mt Si trail to the base of the haystack carrying 15% of bodyweight in less than 2 hours. (3150' gain and ~4 miles)

Please contact leader for permission to register - let me know what you've been doing lately to know you have the needed fitness for this climb.


Dragontail Peak/Colchuck Col

  • Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Enchantment Lakes

    Green Trails Chiwaukum Mtns No. 177

    USGS Mount Stuart

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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