Pinnacle Peak & The Castle


Basic Alpine Climb - The Castle/East Ridge

Basic alpine climb for Johnson SIG and instructors only. If you are not part of this group, your registration will be cancelled.

  • Sat, May 11, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Moderate, M1 Intremediate Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft

MRNP/Narada Falls lot. Details to come in email. 

Weather permitting, this is a really fun outing where we put together all the skills we've been practicing - snow travel, rock climbing and scrambling, rappelling. If we're making amazing time, could consider Pinnacle Peak next door. If weather issues, backup date is a week later, Saturday, May 18.


Pinnacle Peak & The Castle

  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons (possibly)
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (25-35 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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