Mount Cruiser/Southwest Corner


Basic Rock Climb - Mount Cruiser/Southwest Corner

Two-day climb focused on Kitsap Climbing program Basic students.

  • Wed, Jun 2, 2021 — Thu, Jun 3, 2021
  • Kitsap Branch Climbing Program
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 20.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,300 ft

Meet at Staircase Ranger Station at the parking lot (East) side of the bridge over the N. Fork Skokomish River at 8:00 am for pre-climb group coordination.  Arrive prepared to leave following discussion.

Two long days - first day accessing Flap Jack Lakes, and second day summit and exit.  Climb focused on Kitsap Climbing program Basic students.  Hopefully enough snow/ice remaining - make sure to bring crampons and ice axe.  When you contact the leader before signing up, please include your rock climbing experience.  Further details will be discussed by email, including updated COVID protocols.


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
  • 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
  • Climbing shoes (optional)
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