Tower Mountain & Golden Horn


Basic Alpine Climb - Tower Mountain & Golden Horn

The location has been changed because we did not get a permit for Horseshoe and Buckner.

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  • Fri, Aug 17, 2018 — Sun, Aug 19, 2018
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 5
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 25.0 mi


We will hike in and set up camp near the lake on day 1.  On day 2 we will climb both Golden Horn and Tower Mountain.  If for some reason we only get one summit on day 2 we will climb the second peak before hiking back to the cars.  If we get both peaks on day 2 on day 3 we will get an early start and hike back to the cars .  This will be a moderated paced climb.  A detail email will be sent out the Tuesday before the climb. 


Tower Mountain & Golden Horn

  • USGS Washington Pass

    Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
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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 back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped 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
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