Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier

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Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier

Deep in the woods lies a peak so remote, it is named for the home of the Gods. Come take a walk far into the wilderness and find yourself a place amongst the giant trees and many peaks.

  • Thu, Aug 22, 2019 — Sun, Aug 25, 2019
  • Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 4, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 44.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,400 ft

TBD

This climb is earmarked for Tacoma Basic Climbing Students.  Tacoma Basic students will have first go at the available slots until the end of May.  If you are a student from another branch, you may inquire about wait list beginning June 1st.

This is a very long approach.  Being in good shape is key to getting it done.

There is a permit reservation recovery fee of $25 paid to leader.

Route/Place

Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Overnight gear and clothing
  • 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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