Sahale Peak/South Slope


Basic Alpine Climb - Sahale Peak/South Slope

Basic Alpine climb of Sahale Peak from Sahale Arm- Olympia Basic students needing the climb for graduation given first preference. Pace will be slow to moderate.

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  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 1
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,300 ft

Cascade Pass TH at 4:30am, Sunday, Aug 16.

Light pack with 10 essentials.  We will be crossing the small remnant of Sahale glacier so helmet/crampons/ice ax/harness with glacier gear required(this does not qualify as a Glacier 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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