Sloan Peak/Corkscrew Route


Basic Glacier Climb - Sloan Peak/Corkscrew Route

One-day strenuous climb of Sloan. Priority for Foothills Basic students before 6/1/2024.

  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,900 ft

TBD by email.

  • Before June 1, priority for Foothills Basic students. 
  • Permissions will be granted based on skills, experience, and fitness. 
  • When request permissions, please include the following information:
    • Top three glacier or snow climbs in the last two years, including routes, dates, miles, and elevation gains.
    • Prior experience (in the last two years) with more than 5000 feet elevation gain in a day (or your most recent time for Mt SI or Mailbox with a 35+b pack, or something equivalent), either should include routes, dates, pack weight, miles, and elevation gains in a day.
    • Optional: any other three climbs you are proud of, e.g. rock climbs or scrambles.
    • The following requests will be ignored:
      • Requests without the information asked above.
      • Non-Foothills requests before June 1.
    • Please don't send me a long essay or your climbing resume for the last ten years. Focus on answering the questions above.

    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
    • 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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