Yellowjacket Tower/East Flank


Basic Alpine Climb - Yellowjacket Tower/East Flank

Basic rock experience climb.

  • Technical 3, Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 1
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,250 ft

Turnout on Icicle Creek Road at start of approach, 6:30 am.

Preference given to Olympia basic climbing students. If you are from another branch, I will not respond to you, if there is space, before Thursday evening. Rope leaders may be from any branch.


Yellowjacket Tower/East Flank

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
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