Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse


Basic Alpine Climb - Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse

Two day Basic Glacier climb of Ruth and Icy.

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  • Sat, Jul 25, 2015 — Sun, Jul 26, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 18.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,670 ft

Hannegan Pass Trailhead at 6:45 am July 25.  We depart Trailhead at 7 am! Allow plenty of time for driving, buying gas, etc.

[UPDATE 7/22 8:45 AM:  Party size now 9.] This climb will have an easy pace.  Leader's Permission required.  Contact leader to express interest.  Do not attempt to register!  First priority is for Intense Basic Students who have not completed their required climbs.  Second priority is for regular Basic students with same condition.  Third priority is all others who are qualified.  If there are more applicants than spaces at any level of priority, an automatic lottery will held by Climb Leader to determine who gets on the roster and who is on the waitlist.  Lottery will occur at 9 PM Tuesday night July 21.  The resulting roster will be posted immediately thereafter and a follow-up email will be sent. Leader's permission is not needed after that time. 

Rope Leaders are first-come first-served.  Contact Leader who will place you on roster. 

Rarely does a glacier climb get filled by Intense Basic students, so regular students have a good chance of getting on this climb.




Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse

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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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