Mount Adams/South Spur


Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Adams/South Spur

This is not a technically challenging climb, but it takes climbers 6 to 8 hours to ascend the 6,600 vertical feet across snow and rock to reach the 12,276 summit of Mt. Adams.

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  • Sat, Jul 11, 2015 — Sun, Jul 12, 2015
  • Tacoma Climbing Subcommittee
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Strenuous 5, Technical 4
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,600 ft

Climbing group will meet at the Mt. Adams Ranger Station to procure climbing permit at 2:00 pm, Friday July 10. Overnight camping at either Morrison Creek campground or Cold Springs campground depending on availability.   

Preference given to Tacoma basic climbing course students.


Mount Adams/South Spur

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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