Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Washington/Standard Route


Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Washington/Standard Route

This Mt. Washington is in the Olympics above Lake Cushman.

  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Alpine Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft

Meeting Place is 6:30 AM at the HWY 512 Park & Ride in the north end of the parking lot near McDonalds. This is at the west end of HWY. 512 in Lakewood.

A basic alpine climb on a Friday. Priority given to Tacoma basic students.


Mount Ellinor & Mount Washington

  • USGS Mt Skokomish

    USGS Mt Washington

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Prusik
  • Helmet
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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