Whitehorse Mountain/Northwest Shoulder

Trip

Basic Alpine Climb - Whitehorse Mountain/Northwest Shoulder

A tricky one to time

  • Tue, May 8, 2018 — Wed, May 9, 2018
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,000 ft

car camp the previous night at the trailhead for a start in the dark the next morning

Will pick the better of the two days either Fri or Sat.  Must be in excellent shape, everyone will take turns kicking steps in the snow.  On last years attempt we carried (and used) snowshoes, in addition to all the other climbing gear.

Leader permission required in order to verify fitness and climbing abilities

Route/Place

Whitehorse Mountain/Northwest Shoulder


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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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