Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Mystery/East Col

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Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Mystery/East Col

(Read Notes 1st!) Three day alpine traverse/climb in a 4 day weather window visiting Mount Fricaba, Mount Mystery, and Royal Basin (entire trip is ~18 miles, ~8500' elevation gain with ~7 miles of off trail travel).

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  • Sat, Jun 4, 2016 — Mon, Jun 6, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 18.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,500 ft

Various P&Rs to accommodate attendees, then ~8am at the Sequim Bay State Park entrance.

This is a remote and extremely strenuous alpine trip intended as a heartfelt thank you to the folks I've encountered on high end winter scrambles. These folks appreciate the importance of frequent and ongoing strenuous alpine trips to ensure a safe and enjoyable time on trips like this one. If I didn't see you this past winter (2015-2016) and would like to attend future trips like these, please consider joining us for training trips in late fall and winter of 2016-2017.

(Read Notes 1st!) Three day alpine traverse/climb in a 4 day weather window visiting Mount Fricaba, Mount Mystery, and Royal Basin (entire trip is ~18 miles, ~8500' elevation gain with ~7 miles of off trail travel).  Photos showing portions of this trip can be seen here.

Route/Place

Deception, Mystery, Fricaba & Hal Foss



  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Gray Wolf - Dosewallips

    USGS Mt Deception
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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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