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Basic Alpine Climb - Overcoat Peak

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

  • Sat, Aug 24, 2024 — Sun, Aug 25, 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 suffer fest on the bushwhack to camp near the Overcoat glacier.  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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