Unicorn, Foss, Boundary & Stevens Peaks

Trip

Basic Alpine Climb - Unicorn Peak/South Side

For Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing students. A great first climb with a little snow, a little rock, and hopefully awesome views.

Info
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  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 1
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft

We'll meet at the Snow Lake Trailhead at 8am.  After FT #7 on Sunday, basic students can plan to camp overnight in or near Rainier National Park if they want, or we'll arrange to stay in a cabin nearby.

Route/Place

Unicorn, Foss, Boundary & Stevens Peaks


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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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