Mount Shuksan/Fisher Chimneys


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Shuksan/Fisher Chimneys

A more adventurous way to climb Mt. Shuksan.

  • Sat, Aug 3, 2024 — Sun, Aug 4, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 6,750 ft
  • FULL, 13 on waitlist (4 capacity)
  • FULL, 1 on waitlist (2 capacity)
  • Cancellation & Refund Policy


This  is a more challenging basic route up Mt. Shuksan than the Sulphide Glacier, with rock scrambling on both the summit pyramid and the approach.  We'll also face steeper snow and possibly a bit of ice.  Climb is contingent on me securing a backcountry permit the day before.

See the Fisher  Chimneys Route sections here for some photos and prior conditions reports:


Mount Shuksan/Fisher Chimneys

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
Trip Reports