Tower Mountain & Golden Horn


Basic Alpine Climb - Tower Mountain & Golden Horn

Moderate paced climb of Tower Mountain and Golden Horn.

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  • Fri, Aug 11, 2017 — Sun, Aug 13, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 5
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 25.0 mi

TBD.  We will meet early Friday morning and travel to the trailhead to begin the approach.

We will do the approach at a 2 miles per hour pace.  We will attempt to climb both Tower and Golden Horn Saturday and hike out Sunday.  If for some reason we don't reach both summits on Saturday then we will climb the second peak on Sunday before returning to the cars.  Do not contact the leader for permission to register prior to July 5, 2017.  Trip details will be emailed out the roster  the Tuesday prior to 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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