Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Ellinor


Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Ellinor

A climb of Mt Ellinor's subpeak: Horse's Mouth ( Class 4/5.- ).

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  • Sat, Jun 11, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,344 ft

6:30 AM at upper trailhead.  Recommend car-camping Friday night.

This trip DOES NOT merit BASIC CLIMB credit, nor intermediate lead credit. However, those skills are required. It is only one pitch of rock climbing. More like cragging. If we have time, we may traverse to Mt. Washington, which is Basic Alpine. Participate only if you'd enjoy to do so :)

The Ellinor - Washington traverse, and approach to Horse's Mouth are somewhat exposed and challenging. Not recommended for beginers.


Mount Ellinor

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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 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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