Sloan Peak/Corkscrew Route

Trip

Basic Alpine Climb - Sloan Peak/Corkscrew Route

This is a one-day climb of the Matterhorn of the Cascades!

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  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,900 ft

Drive up Friday night to Glacier Peak TH (~1 mile past Sloan Peak TH). Overnight there to be able to get an early start on Saturday morning.

Priority will be given to Tacoma basic climbing students. Participants need to have solid glacier travel skills.

Route/Place

Sloan Peak/Corkscrew Route


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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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