Ragged Ridge via Easy Pass


Basic Alpine Climb - Ragged Ridge via Easy Pass

A strenuous outing in the North Cascades. We will attempt to summit Mesahchie, Katsuk, Kimtah, and Cosho.

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  • Sat, Jul 27, 2019 — Mon, Jul 29, 2019
  • Everett Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Strenuous 5, Technical 5
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 22.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 9,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 8,795 ft


I am screening climbers for this outing due to its remoteness and strenuous nature.  This is not a climb for simply checking off requirements.

Preference given to Everett branch members until May 31.

Preference also granted to US military service members (active, reserved, or honorably discharged) regardless of branch affiliation until May 31.

We will climb the best 4 (or 5) days.  The approach requires 2 days and day 3 needs good weather to summit.  Please be flexible!

I would be willing to entertain adding Luna on the way out, a 5th day, etc.  For now, this is a 4 (or 5) day outing to get just Challenger.


Ragged Ridge via Easy Pass

  • USGS Mt Arriva

    USGS Mt Logan

    Green Trails Mt Logan No. 49

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • See full route/place details.
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 sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped locking 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
  • Cordellete
  • Picket or other relevant protection
  • Extra webbing or cord
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