Kangaroo Temple/North Face


Basic Rock Climb - Kangaroo Temple/North Face

Classic Washington Pass rock climb with views of the North Cascades

  • Sat, Jun 22, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 4
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft

Hairpin turn just east of Washington Pass at 7:30 AM.  Don will be in a small bright yellow car.


Rock climb for the Seattle Shafer/Sarver SIG (Priority) and mentored lead for Don Sarver.

Open to all other Basic students after Friday June 14, 6PM

Those who do not follow the previous two lines before June 14, will be removed from the roster.

Rope leads are free to sign up at anytime.


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
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • Ice Axe (not technical ice tools)
  • Climbing Harness
  • Belay device
  • Belay gloves
  • Nut/stopper cleaning tool
  • 1 large, locking pear-shaped carabiner ("HMS" or "Pearabiner")
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • 6 non-locking carabiners
  • Webbing and accessory cords (3 60cm (single), and 2 120cm (double) sewn or tied runners; 2 sewn runners (120 cm and 60 cm)
  • Hero Loop or Hollow Block
  • Personal Anchor System PAS
  • Rock climbing Shoes
  • Chalk bag (optional)
  • Insulating layers and warm non-cotton base layer clothing for climbing outside in cold
  • Toiletry kit with WAG Bag/Blue Bags (to pack out any waste)
  • Day Pack large enough to hold all of the above gear.
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