Basic Alpine Climb - Little Tahoma/East Shoulder

Kitsap branch glacier climb.

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  • Thu, Jul 28, 2016 — Sat, Jul 30, 2016
  • Kitsap Branch Climbing Program
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 7,200 ft

This is to replace the Glacier Peak climb due to the trail for that being temporarily closed.  Plan will be to do the climb in 2 days with a possible Thursday start but more likely Friday start.  The start date will be dependent on the weather forecast.  Additional details to be shared at a date closer to the climb date.

Please do not contact the leader with inquiries about the climb until 7/18 unless you are in the Kitsap branch. 


Little Tahoma/East Shoulder

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
  • Picket
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Large, heavy book for evening reading (optional unless your name is Lonny)
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