The Brothers/South Couloir


Basic Alpine Climb - The Brothers/South Couloir

The Brothers - North Peak/Route 1

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  • Sun, May 25, 2014 — Tue, May 27, 2014
  • Kitsap Branch Climbing Program
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Strenuous 5, Technical 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 17.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,200 ft

9:00 AM at Lena Lake TH.  (7.7 miles up the Hamma Hamma River Road off Highway 101 north of Eldon and 1/2 mile south of Mike's Beach Resort).  We will divide up group gear and go over the plan.  

Day 1 - Ascend to Lunch Rock by way of The Valley of the Silent Men.  We will pass by Lena Forks Camp and go up the way trail to Helicopter Meadows.  From there, we go across the burn area and climb up a gully where the route enters the basin below The Hourglass.  We will camp at Lunch Rock.

Day 2 - Ascend snow slopes toward the SE spur and find a traverse into the Great Basin.  Cross the Great Basin to the base of the North Peak.  Climb snow and moderate rock to the summit.  Return to Lunch Rock by way of the ascent route.

Day 3 - Descend to Lena Lake Trailhead.

Notice - All participants must stay with the party.  Anyone coming in late, leaving early, or dividing the group on route will be denied credit plus other consequences.

Leader has the discretion to change the destination and schedule based on the party and route conditions.

Little done destination. Some route finding difficulties.  Grade II, Class 3.


The Brothers/South Couloir

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Required Equipment for The Brothers, North Peak.

  • Ten Essentials
  • Basic Alpine Equipment
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Ice Ax
  • Crampons
  • Picket
  • 4 standard carabiners, 2 locking carabiners
  • Belay/Rappel device
  • Overnight camping equipment
  • Mountaineering boots
  • 2 single, 2 double runners
  • Personal anchor
  • Shovel
  • Hero loop plus 2 other accessory cord loops
  • Maps of The Brothers.  USGS The Brothers.  Custom Correct The Brothers-Mt Anderson.  Green Trails The Brothers.  Bring at least one that covers the route.
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