Unicorn, Foss, Boundary & Stevens Peaks

Trip

Basic Alpine Climb - Unicorn Peak/South Side

Tacoma Basic Students: Celebrate the completion of your last field trip with a great basic alpine climb in the area

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

Bench Lake TH at 7am

After completion of the Tacoma Basic class' Hard Snow FT on Sunday, we'll plan on spending another night in or near Mt Rainier NP and climb Unicorn Peak on Monday. We may try for boundary peak as well if time/conditions allow.  Preference given to Tacoma Basic Students

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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