South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

Trip

Basic Alpine Climb - South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

One day rock climb for the Kitsap Basic students and mentored lead for Steve Anderson.

  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft

This is a one day climb of a popular Washington Pass route. Group will depart at 0500 from the Blue Lake trailhead.

This is a Grade II 5.6 level of difficulty climb. This climb is for the Kitsap Basic students and mentored lead for Steve Anderson. Leader permission is required. If you are a Kitsap Basic student you have permission. The roster will be opened up to other branches one week prior to the climb. 

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
  • Personal Anchor and Auto Block for extended Rappel
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