Basic Rock Climb - Kangaroo Temple/North Face


Basic Rock Climb - Kangaroo Temple/North Face

Priority goes to Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing 2023 class students! Fun Washington Pass classic.

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

Hairpin turn, 5:30am. More info to come.

As always, a weather-dependent trip! Will try to have a backup option in mind but please be prepared for the possibility of a weather-related cancellation. 

Before you email to ask permission to join the waitlist, please make sure you've read about this climb. Also, please tell me a little about your experience and comfort and rock. Thank you! :)

Although the classification of "basic rock climb" is accurate as far as technical difficulty is concerned, there are two components which make this a climb that is suited for BAC students who are moderately to very comfortable on rock: the "airy step" on pitch 3, and a free-hanging first rappel. These are great experiences for all rock climbers to have, but if you consider yourself still a little hesitant on rock, this is probably not be the best first rock climb for you.


Kangaroo Temple/North Face

  • USGS Silver Star Mtn

    USGS Washington Pass

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park

    Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50
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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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