Sloan Peak/Corkscrew Route


Basic Alpine Climb - Sloan Peak/Corkscrew Route

Priority for Foothills Basic students until 6/25. Please read leader notes before requesting permission.

  • Sat, Jul 1, 2023 — Sun, Jul 2, 2023
  • Foothills Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,900 ft

TBD, but early

The priority goes to Foothills climbing students until 06/30. Foothills students, you are welcome to request permission to join anytime after Snow 2 field trip. Everyone else, please wait until 6/30 to reach to leader - earlier requests will be ignored.

Rope leaders are welcome to reach to me anytime.

When requesting leader permission, please include the recent history of trips/conditioners with more than 3000ft of gain with an overnight pack. When describing those, include how did you feel at the end of it.


This will be moderately paced  climb,  but expect long day especially on the second one.

The leaders may ask you to stay in camp if your conditioning is not up to the expectations. Excellent expedition behavior is a must!

The trip will happen only in favorable weather forecast.


Sloan Peak/Corkscrew Route

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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