Kangaroo Temple/North Face


Basic Alpine Climb - Kangaroo Temple/North Face

Not for the timid, but great rock and a fun route nonetheless. One Day Rock Climb near Washington Pass.

  • Sat, Jul 1, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 4
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft

Saturday morning, 6:30, at the Hwy 20 Hairpin Curve turnout below the Liberty Bell Group.  I (Brian) will be there already, staying overnight Friday. 

This isn't a good climb for your first multipitch (on lead or follow), so read about it before deciding. It has exposure.  It has the sit and spin, and a free-hanging rappel. Rock shoes highly recommended. 

Leader's permission required because I'm hoping to help a couple SIG groups. But I can waitlist anybody and you may get pulled in. 

This is a great place to plan a weekend. Invite friends or family to meet you afterward and do some camping, hiking, or climbing of your own on Sunday.  It's almost a holiday weekend if you stay over to the 4th of July.  


Kangaroo Temple/North Face

  • USGS Silver Star Mtn

    USGS Washington Pass

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park

    Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50
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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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