Basic Alpine Climb - Storm King/Southwest Route


Basic Alpine Climb - Storm King/Southwest Route

Ascent of Goode's neighbor. Backup to backup plan (originally this trip was for Easy Mox, Custer and Rahm and then Formidable)

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  • Sat, Aug 13, 2016 — Mon, Aug 15, 2016
  • Everett Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 27.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,800 ft

4:30 am Eastgate P&R

Formidable is a serious glacier climb with rock scrambling.  It's strenuous and committing.  We may include Mixup on the way out.  Due to loose rock only 3-4 participants will be allowed on the roster.


Storm King/Southwest Route

  • Green Trails McGregor Mtn No. 81

    USGS Goode Mountain

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • 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
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped locking 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
  • Cordellete
  • Picket or other relevant protection
  • Extra webbing or cord
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