Lundin Peak/West Ridge


Basic Alpine Climb - Lundin Peak/West Ridge

Priority Given to Tacoma Basic Climbing Students.

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  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft


The route stays to the N side of the ridge (class 3-4). Climb a short step to a rocky point and descend 6' at a minor notch. Ascend a face on the N side of the steep step in the ridge, then follow the crest to the top. The summit (6,057') is on the E end. Alternative: Ascend a 60' face on the N. side (low 5th class) Good in early season (snow, 1,500' glissade on hike out). Be ready for bushwhacking in late season, or take the Cave Ridge approach. The climb itself is short, generally on rock of good quality. Some variations are possible that can increase the difficulty of the climb. Commonwealth Basin approach has horrendous brush and steep scree/talus after snow gone.


Lundin Peak/West Ridge

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
  • Personal anchor
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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