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Basic Alpine Climb - Duke of Kent

Seldom climbed I-90 corridor peak

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  • Sat, May 19, 2018
  • Tacoma Climbing Subcommittee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft

Meet at the McClellan Butte TH (exit 42, I-90) at 7:00 AM

Priority to Tacoma basic Students.  Depending upon conditions, the gully on this route can range in difficulty from a high-end Scramble to a very challenging Basic Alpine requiring solid crampon and ice axe skills.  


Duke of Kent

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • prusik
  • slings
  • picket
  • snowshoes
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