South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

Trip

Basic Alpine Climb - South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

A single day climb of SEWS for Jacob and Dave's students.

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  • Sun, Jul 2, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft

Meet at Blue Lake Trailhead at 5:00am, ready to leave at 5:30am.  It is highly recommended to camp nearby to ensure you are at the trailhead on time.  Note that there is no cell service in the area so be sure to map the destination trailhead ahead of time if using a maps app.

Priority given to Intro to Alpine Rock or Intense Basic Alpine Climbing students.

Route/Place

South Early Winter Spire/South Arête


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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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