The Fin/Northwest Ridge


Basic Alpine Climb - The Fin/Northwest Ridge

Basic Rock climb for Olympia Basic Climbing students.

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  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft

6 am, hairpin turn on SR20 east of Washington Pass.

This is day two of a two-day Basic Rock climbing trip to Kangaroo Temple/N Face (Sat) and The Fin/NW Ridge (Sun). Camp out Saturday night. Preference given to Olympia Basic Climbing students. Rope leaders may be from any branch, and may sign up for both days, if desired. Students: Please sign up for only one day to leave room for others on the other day.


The Fin/Northwest Ridge

  • USGS Washington Pass

    USGS Silver Star Mtn

    USGS Gilbert

    Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50

    Green Trails Stehekin No. 82

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots
  • Ice axe
  • Day pack
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
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