Horseshoe Peak


Basic Alpine Climb - Horseshoe Peak

We will climb Horseshoe and Buckner. This climb is contingent on obtaining a permit. Intermediates and experienced basic graduates only. No early registration except for rope leads. Do not contact the leader until the climb has opened for registration.

  • Fri, Aug 17, 2018 — Sun, Aug 19, 2018
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,000 ft


We will hike in and set up camp near the Sahale glacier on day 1.  On day 2 we will climb both Horseshoe and Buckner.  On day 3 we will get an early start and hike back to the cars.  This will be a moderated paced climb.  A detail email will be sent out the Tuesday before the climb. 


Horseshoe 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
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