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Basic Alpine Climb - Hozomeen Mountain: North Peak/Northeast Buttress

Three day climb of Hozomeen North Peak NE buttress over Labor Day weekend. Route has long sections of 4th class scrambling on exposed loose rock with minimal anchors. Scramble graduate or equivalent experience required.

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  • Sat, Sep 3, 2016 — Mon, Sep 5, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb, Technical 5, Strenuous 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 9,080 ft

Meet HWY 20 milepost 134 (the Ross Lake/Dam trailhead) parking lot at 9am.

Trip requires $95 fee for RT water taxi to trailhead at north end of Ross Lake. Route has long sections of 4th class scrambling on exposed loose rock with minimal anchors.  Scramble graduate or equivalent experience required.

Route/Place

Hozomeen Mountain: North Peak/Northeast Buttress



  • USGS Hozomeen Mountain

    USGS Skagit Peak

    Green Trails Ross Lake No. 16

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
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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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