Lemah Mountain/Southeast Approach


Basic Alpine Climb - Lemah Mountain/Southeast Approach

A trip to a rarely visited peak in the Alpine Lakes; if time permits, we may look in on Chikamin Peak too.

  • Fri, Aug 18, 2023 — Sun, Aug 20, 2023
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 24.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,000 ft


This is a tough trip, but with lighter packs since we won't need full rock climbing gear; we will pick the two best days out of the schedule (or three if there's party interest in doing Chikamin too).  First preference to climbing graduates from past years, and basic climbing equivalents.  Note, that since this is a basic alpine climb, current climbing students will not be able to use this trip for graduation credit.


Lemah Mountain/Southeast Approach

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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