Basic Alpine Climb - South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

Trip

Basic Alpine Climb - South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

Leader permission only please.

  • Mon, May 28, 2018
  • 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

PLACE: Blue Lake Trail Head.

TIME: TBD

A 2-3 hour approach thru snow, followed by about 400' of rock climbing and scrambling. Followed by a lengthy descent including 3 or 4 rappels. A fairly long day, approx. 9-12 hours.  Followed by  a lengthy drive home.

Rock shoes required.

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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