Sloan Peak/Corkscrew Route


Basic Glacier Climb - Sloan Peak/Corkscrew Route

Glacier climb for the Seattle Basic community. Do not ask permission until after you have completed the fitness test and passed all evals. Mentored climb for Ambrose. Please email Ambrose for all trip inquires. Communication sent to Annora or submitted through the request form will be ignored.

  • Sat, Jun 22, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,900 ft

To be arranged by the climbing team.

We will camp at the TH on Friday evening.

The forest road to the TH (Bedal Creek Approach) is recommended for high clearance only. A section of the road (200 yards or so) is fairly steep and loose. It can take an AWD car (eg. Honda CRV, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4/Highlander etc.) a few attempts to go through this section, with passengers leaving the car and all four wheels spinning.

For the reasons above, carpool will be arranged.

This will be a very strenuous one day trip. Sloan Trip Report for your reading:

Leader permission required in order to manage registration. Mentored lead for Ambrose Zhi, please direct all communication to him. Communication sent to Annora or submitted through the request form will be ignored. Leader permission is required. Registration priority is as follows:

  1. 5/1 - 5/7 - Priority to Annora SIG members/friends.
  2. 5/8 onward - I will add those who request leader permission and are well suited for the trip (conditioning, experience, expectations/goals, etc)

You must be prepared and fit for a long day with a lot of elevation gain and loss. We won't go crazy fast, but we will hike and climb efficiently. When you ask the leader for permission, please outline your fitness level and the relevant trips you've done this season.

Do not ask for permission until after May 1 and until you have passed all evals and the fitness test. 

Rope leads, please contact Ambrose for permission any time.


Sloan Peak/Corkscrew Route

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
  • 5 straight gate carabiners
  • 3 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Tube-style Belay device
  • Climbing/Mountaineering harness
  • Helmet
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
Trip Reports