Mount Cruiser/Southwest Corner


Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Cruiser/Southwest Corner

This trip is a mentored lead for Megan Rasmussen. Please direct all questions, including requests to join the trip, to Megan at

  • Sat, Aug 18, 2018 — Sun, Aug 19, 2018
  • Olympia Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 20.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,300 ft

More details will be posted as the date for the trip approaches.

Priority to Olympia Branch basic climbing students needing a rock climb to meet course graduation requirements.  Direct all questions about this climb to


Mount Cruiser/Southwest Corner

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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