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Basic Alpine Climb - Monument Peak & Lake Mountain

3 Day/2 Night trip back to camp at Lake of Woods and climb Monument Peak and Lake Mtn during Larchmadness.

  • Sat, Sep 30, 2023 — Mon, Oct 2, 2023
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Strenuous 5, Technical 3
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 26.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 10,600 ft
  • Pace: 2+ mph, 1k'+ vert/hr

We'll meet at the Monument Creek TH at a time TBD determined by the group on Saturday morning.

Plan is to get out early enough on Monday to stop for dinner at Chipotle

First of all, this is a high end scramble, not a climb....but I am not a scramble leader so this is posted as a climb!

Each day of this trip is a haul so participants need to be in great shape.  Day 2 in particular will be at least 12 hours on the move and I would be shocked if we weren't doing some of the travel to/fro camp in the dark.  The number of groups that set out to do both peaks but only get one is surprisingly this is not to be taken lightly.  I do not intend to be one of those groups!

Depending on how spunky the group is feeling on Monday, we can tag Pistol on our way through Pistol Pass back to the cars.

When you reach out for permission, please speak to your recent experience knocking out long days and your current fitness level.


Monument Peak & Lake Mountain

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    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots or approach shoes
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Helmet
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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