Merchant Peak

Trip

Basic Alpine Climb - Merchant Peak

One day climb on the Basic Alpine Route of Merchant

Info
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  • Strenuous 4, Technical 5
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,900 ft

   Meeting in Tacoma.  Exact site and time to be announced.

     Signup preference will be given to Tacoma Basic Climbing Students. 

Route/Place

Merchant Peak


Roster
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
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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