Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse

Trip

Basic Glacier Climb - Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse

Let's do a scenic overnight to tag both Ruth and Icy. Reserved for McCarthy-Johnson SIG until July 28th. Leader permission required.

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COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Sat, Aug 13, 2022 — Sun, Aug 14, 2022
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 2, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb, M2G Advanced Glacier Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,500 ft

TBD

When seeking leader permission, please note your conditioning activities. I expect participants to be able to maintain 1000ft gain per hour with minimal stops carrying an overnight pack and group gear. This climb also requires you to be comfortable scrambling exposed Class 3/4 rock. With multiple qualified candidates, I will prioritize those who are needing a glacier climb to graduate.

Route/Place

Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse



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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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