Basic Rock Climb - Ingalls Peak/South Ridge


Basic Rock Climb - Ingalls Peak/South Ridge

Late season climb - weather dependent

  • Sat, Oct 14, 2023
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft
  • Maximum Wind: 45 kts
  • Maximum Currents: 25 kts
  • Pace: 3.21 Km/h

Esmeralda Basin Trailhead  6:45 a.m.  Boots on the trails at 6:58 a.m. sharp.  Recommend car camp or nearby campgrounds given 2.5-ish hour driving distance from the metro area.

We will do the scramble variation instead of the first pitch (and probably scramble the second),  you need to be comfortable with some unroped exposed T5 scrambling.  We will also be doing the 5.6 variation (not the regular Basic route).

Speed and efficiency is Safety in the mountains. Be ready to move accordingly.


So that we’re all on the same page, your participation on this trip implies acceptance of the following – You will be an engaged and contributing teammate to the discussion, decisions, and actions going forward.  You will know the approach, the route, and variations of each. 

Please request leader permission via the Mountaineers site. Direct e-mails will be ignored.

  • List what Volunteering you have done for the Mountaineers
  • Your conditioning
  • Any other pertinent information.

When asking for permission put the "Max. currents" listed in the information above in the email - or request will be ignored


Ingalls Peak/South Ridge

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