Markhor Peak/Needle Traverse

Trip

Basic Alpine Climb - Markhor Peak/Needle Traverse

Easy climbing, steep approach.

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  • Thu, Sep 10, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft

Zopkios Rest Area, 9:00 a.m.

This has easy climbing but requires decent cardio conditioning.  The approach is fairly steep and is off trail with some bushwalking.

Route/Place

Markhor Peak/Needle Traverse


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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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