Unicorn Peak/South Side


Basic Alpine Climb - Unicorn Peak/South Side

A very scenic alpine climb with a short 5th class rock climb at the top.

  • Wed, Jun 29, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 1
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft

Bench and Snow Lakes trailhead at 7 AM. 

Carpoolers could meet at a convenient Seattle-area park and ride around 5:30 AM. Please organize among yourselves. Several of us will be in the area at a cabin and will meet the rest at the trailhead in the morning. Bring National Park pass if you have it (even if you are not intending to drive). 


Unicorn Peak/South Side

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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