Basic Alpine Climb - Little Tahoma/East Shoulder


Basic Alpine Climb - Little Tahoma/East Shoulder

2 day climb of Little Tahoma, including bonus scramble of Whitman Crest

  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 7,200 ft

Fryingpan creek Trailhead, time TBD

Reschedule of earlier trip cancelled due to Juneuary conditions. Climbers from earlier trip get first dibs. Otherwise, Tacoma branch only until July 8, 2017....

Note that we will scramble Whitman crest in addition to what is already a long day climbing Little Tahoma. Please be prepared for a strenuous climb!

*You will need to purchase a Rainier climbing pass ($47) to participate.



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
  • 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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