Whitehorse Mountain/Northwest Shoulder


Basic Alpine Climb - Whitehorse Mountain/Northwest Shoulder

A long early season climb of Whitehorse Mountain (a Smoots peak!)

  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,000 ft

TBD. Recommend car camping the night before. 

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  • Please don't reach out before the registration start date. Set a calendar reminder and bug me then (or bug me in person)
  • This is a single-day climb of 12 miles with 7k feet of gain. It will be a long, strenuous day, likely starting and ending in the dark. When requesting permission, please include any recent trips you've done that are comparable.
  • If you request permission, and we have not climbed, scrambled or conditioned together before, the odds of my saying "yes" is very low. I lead enough trips that this should not be the first time we've met. :)

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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