Whitehorse Mountain/Northwest Shoulder


Basic Alpine Climb - Whitehorse Mountain/Northwest Shoulder

Great climb in a very scenic area.

  • Sat, May 5, 2018 — Sun, May 6, 2018
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,840 ft
  • Pace: Moderate 2 miles per hour on trail and 1,000' of elevation gain per hour off trail.


We will do this as an overnight trip if the weather cooperates.  We will camp above Lone Tree Pass and get a early start on summit day to allow time to deal with any moat issues we may encounter.  If the weather is only nice one day during selected weekend then we will sleep at the trailhead and do the trip in one long day.  You must be in excellent condition to do this trip in a day.  Please do not request permission to join unless you have been getting out and conditioning on a regular basis.


Whitehorse Mountain/Northwest Shoulder

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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