Chair Peak/Northeast Buttress


Basic Rock Climb - Chair Peak/Northeast Buttress

One day climb up Chair Peak.

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  • Thu, Aug 8, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 3
  • Easy
  • Elevation Gain: 3,238 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

Leave Alpental at 6AM. Carpools TBA

I climbed up the NE Buttress last year. I found two short pitches of 5th class rock mixed with 3rd and 4th class terrain.  We descended the route but I've read some reports of 3-4th class route on the SE side that may be quicker and more fun going down. 


Chair Peak/Northeast Buttress

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 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
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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