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Basic Alpine Climb - Overcoat Peak

Visit a rarely climbed, remove peak in the heart of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness!

  • Sat, Aug 10, 2024 — Sun, Aug 11, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 26.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,000 ft

TBA, but most likely Dingford Creek TH around 0900.

2024 basic students note, this trip will not help you graduate, since it's neither a rock climb, nor a glacier climb.  But, it will be a rewarding outing provided you can tolerate a certain amount of suffering.  

This will be a tough climb; mountain bikes will make the approach much easier, and are required. Also be prepared for a certain amount of bushwhacking up to Overcoat lake.  Please let me know which trips you've already suffered on that are somewhat comparable.


Overcoat Peak

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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