Kangaroo Temple/North Face


Basic Alpine Climb - Kangaroo Temple/North Face

Awesome basic climb with heady exposure

  • Sat, Jul 29, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 4
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft

Meet at the hairpin turn 6:00 am saturday morning. I'll be coming up the PCT from Stevens. At least one leader needs to drive up to rainy pass friday evening and bring my gear.

This is a fantastically fun climb. It's an great intro to the harder basic climbs. There's one heady step around a steep corner and a fair amount of exposure so you need to be a fairly confident climber.

I'll be coming off 130 miles on the PCT so I might not smell so fresh. :)


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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