Kangaroo Temple/North Face


Basic Rock Climb - Kangaroo Temple/North Face

Climbing the Kangaroo Temple to pray to the Kangaroo Gods. Have you found the secret Kangaroo Shrine on top...?

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  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft

Hairpin turn on 20. Time TBD, probably 5:30 or 6:00. More info to come.


BAC student registration is contingent upon passing rock field trips and the conditioner hike. When you e-mail for permission, please let me know your rock climbing experience, and a personal evaluation of your current fitness with concrete benchmarks (e.g. "climbed Si with 30# pack in <2 hours" and so on). Thank you!

This can be a pretty heady rock climb for new climbers. Please read about it beforehand so that you know what to expect. Among Basic rock climbs, The Tooth, Ingall's Peak, and Slippery Slab are a bit more approachable than Kangaroo Temple.



Kangaroo Temple/North Face

  • USGS Silver Star Mtn

    USGS Washington Pass

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park

    Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • snowshoes (conditions depending)

The usual rock climbing kit: belay device, slings, etc. Please contact your mentor or the trip leader if you have any questions about that list. Group gear TBD in group communication beforehand.

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