Clark Mountain & Luahna Peak


Basic Glacier Climb - Clark Mountain & Luahna Peak

Strenuous but rewarding 2-3 day climb of Clark Mt. and/or Luahna Peak.

  • Sat, Jul 1, 2023 — Mon, Jul 3, 2023
  • Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 4, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 22.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,300 ft


This is a strenuous climb with spectacular alpine views. Depending on the conditions and group feel, we will climb either Clark Mt., Luahna Peak, or (if we're feeling spicy) both in 1 day.

Again, this is a strenuous hike: great conditioning is a MUST, and you MUST have hiked or climbed with me PRIOR to this trip. I will be running 2-3 conditioners up Mailbox Peak in April/May/June for climbers who have not been on a climb with me.

Preference to Tacoma BAC students  until June 1st.


Clark Mountain & Luahna Peak

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 sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • 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
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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