Bessemer & Moolock Mountains


Basic Alpine Climb - North Bessemer Mountain

Climb to the true summit of Bessemer

  • Sat, Oct 13, 2018
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,500 ft

early TBD

Bessemer Mountain, aka North Bessemer

If you like long road walks, followed by a challenging scramble and short class 5, this is the climb for you.  This is not a climb to fulfill requirements.

Bessemer is the prominent highpoint along the long ridge in the Middle Fork valley

We will hike the Bessemer road to below South Bessemer, then spend a few hours trying to negotiate the 1 mile traverse over to the true summit.  As I have not been there before, I would expect it to take all day.


Bessemer & Moolock Mountains

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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