Mount Cruiser/Southwest Corner

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Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Cruiser/Southwest Corner

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  • Sat, Aug 16, 2014 — Sun, Aug 17, 2014
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 20.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,300 ft

10:00 AM at Staircase Ranger Station

I have a reservation for four (4) at Flapjack Lakes campground.  It is 8 miles and about 3000′ of elevation gain from Staircase Ranger Station.  We'll use Saturday to rest, scout around and plan our approach.  We will start out by headlamp Sunday morning.

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Leader permission required.

Route/Place

Mount Cruiser/Southwest Corner



  • USGS Mt Skokomish

    USGS Mt Steel

    Green Trails Mt Steel No. 167

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S
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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 sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped locking 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
  • Cordellete
  • Picket or other relevant protection
  • Extra webbing or cord
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