North Twin Sister/West Ridge


Basic Alpine Climb - North Twin Sister/West Ridge

Note: first priority will be given to students in my SIG to ensure they have an opportunity to get on some climbs, if space permits I will open up for other climbers. We will use mountain bikes to approach the trailhead

  • Sat, May 11, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 1
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,400 ft

heading out Friday night to car camp. 

its a long scramble with lots of  exposure - occasionally some 4th to low 5th moves with minimal protection or no rope - so ensure you are comfortable on long scramble routes. 


North Twin Sister/West Ridge

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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