Ingalls Peak/Southwest Face


Basic Rock Climb - Ingalls Peak/Southwest Face

Basic Rock Climb for Tacoma students of the South face of Ingalls peak.

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  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 1
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 3,419 ft

We will leave form the Esmerelda trailhead on Saturday morning.  A car camp the night before (Friday) is preferable as we will leave early to try to be first on route. 

I will update the required equipment list prior to the climb.


Ingalls Peak/Southwest Face

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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