Yellowjacket Tower/East Flank


Basic Alpine Climb - Yellowjacket Tower/East Flank

One day rock climb of Yellowjacket Tower

  • Sun, Oct 11, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 1
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 2.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,250 ft

Meeting Time:  8:00 am at pullout 6.1 miles from Hwy2 & Icicle Creek Road junction. Arrange gear and leave cars at 8:30am.

Since the weather forecasts for Yellowjacket Tower on Sunday is looking much better than the Tooth, we are changing our destination for the climb. Tooth is a classic but weather in Snoqualmie Pass area is just not looking good for several days leading up to Sunday.


Yellowjacket Tower/East Flank

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • 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)
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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