Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Washington/East Ridge (Olympics)

Kitsap 2018 & 2019 Basic Alpine Students Only!

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  • Basic Rock Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,190 ft

I will take three rock ropes (3 at 60 meters), inReach, 6 radios, and water filter to the TH.

 You need your basic rock gear.

  • Wear mountaineering boots and carry rock shoes.
  • No snow gear.
  • Suggest having trekking poles and light pair of gloves to wear during the approach.
  • Leave TH with 1.5 liters of water.

 Meet at the IGA in Hoodsport (near public restrooms) at 7:00 AM.

 IGA grocery store address = 24141 US- 101, Hoodsport, 98548

 This will get us to the TH at 8:00 AM.

 Moving by 8:30 AM.

 TH elevation = 3087 feet.

 TH coordinates = 47.518998, -123.236895

 Elevation gain = 3168 feet.

 Distance traveled = 4.00 mi round trip.

Please ensure you are in shape for this climb.

Early AM start.


Mount Washington/East Ridge (Olympics)

  • USGS Mt Washington

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
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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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