South Spectacle Butte


Basic Alpine Climb - South Spectacle Butte

Destination change due to the cascade river road closure.

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  • Sat, Jul 21, 2018 — Sun, Jul 22, 2018
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 21.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,800 ft


We will hike in and set up camp on day 1.  We will get an early start on day 2 and summit and hike back to the cars.


South Spectacle Butte

  • Green Trails Holden No. 113

    Trails Illustrated Glacier Peak Wilderness

    USGS Trinity

    USGS Holden
  • See full route/place details.
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 sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • Large pear-shaped locking carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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