Mount Cruiser/Southwest Corner


Basic Rock Climb - Mount Cruiser/Southwest Corner

Beautifully exposed 3-pitch basic rock climb in the Olympics. Priority to EVT branch BC and LOR students.

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  • Sat, Aug 3, 2019 — Sun, Aug 4, 2019
  • Everett Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Rock Climb
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 20.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,300 ft

Staircase Ranger Station - Overnight Backcountry Parking Lot at 9am Saturday.  There will be a $10 backcountry reservation fee per person payable to the trip leader and a NP entry fee per car paid at the booth on entry.

5-hour approach on trails Saturday.  Sunday summit will be a 13-hour day mostly rock scrambling and climbing with light packs.  Be fit and enjoy it!


Mount Cruiser/Southwest Corner

  • USGS Mt Skokomish

    USGS Mt Steel

    Green Trails Mt Steel No. 167

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Approach shoes for scree and boulder hopping
  • Ursack or Bear Vault - available for rent at Staircase Ranger Station
  • 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
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