Ingalls Peak/South Ridge


Basic Rock Climb - Ingalls Peak/South Ridge

One day climb of the fabulous Ingalls peak. Check back on June 1 for registration details; please don't contact leaders until then.

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  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft

TBD - check back on June 1

We will meet early in the morning at the Ingalls Creek trailhead. 

Mentored lead for Matt Kurjanowicz.

Please check back on June 1 for additional details.

Travel plan / Pace

Rough map

Plan to go all day at a moderate, but sustainable pace. On the approach we'll travel together and plan to stop for a quick snack and water break about every hour. This becomes more fluid on the climb and descent.


The South Ridge of Ingalls Peak has magnificent climbing. There's a fun crack, some fun face moves, and even a hanging(ish) belay! All basic students are encouraged to consider the climb, but please be aware that there is significant exposure.


Ingalls Peak/South Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • If there will be snow:
    • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
    • Crampons
    • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • If not, then approach shoes are sufficient. Contact the leader with questions.
  • 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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