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Basic Alpine Climb - Sinister Peak/Northwest Face

Extremely strenuous and long trip into a seldom visited alpine area.

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  • Thu, Aug 6, 2015 — Sun, Aug 9, 2015
  • Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 35.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 11,400 ft

12 p.m. at Downey Creek Trailhead

This will be a very long and strenuous trip with up to 15 miles traveled on one or more days; and over 5,000' of gain on back to back days.  Only active and fit climbers will be considered. 

Route/Place

Sinister Peak/Northwest Face



  • USGS Dome Peak

    USGS Downey Mtn

    Green Trails Cascade Pass No. 80

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
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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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