Snoqualmie Mountain


Basic Alpine Climb - Snoqualmie Mountain

The route will be the South Shoulder of Mt. Snoqualmie via Commonwealth Basin and Cave Ridge.

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  • Strenuous 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft

Meet at the Martin Way Park and Ride near I-5 exit 109 on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 0600. I will be in a charcoal gray F150 pickup. I will email more detailed instructions as the climb date draws closer.

Preference will be given to Olympia Basic Climb Students needing credit for an Alpine Climb.

Snowshoes will be required. An ice axe is required.  I always desire trekking poles when using snowshoes.  If you have access to a packable snow shovel , bring it.


Snoqualmie Mountain

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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