Basic Alpine Climb - Sahale Peak/South Slope


Basic Alpine Climb - Sahale Peak/South Slope

1 day climb from Cascade Pass to Sahale peak, Olympia Basic Climbing students given first preference.

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  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 1
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,300 ft

Cascade Pass TH, 5am.

A strenuous 1 day climb from Cascade Arm to Sahale Peak, with Class 3-4 rock scrambling, possible short Glacier travel, and a rappel down.  Preference given to Olympia Basic Climbing students needing a basic Alpine climb.


Sahale Peak/South Slope

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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