South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

Trip

Basic Rock Climb - South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

A classic great first climb at Washington Pass. This is a Phase III trip.

Info
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  • Fri, Jul 24, 2020
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft

Early AM, Blue Lake Trailhead.  Will be camping in the area.

Mentored lead for Alina Badus. Please do not contact leaders before July 5th. 

The trip assumes that both King County and the destination county will be in Phase III - the driving distance is greater than the Phase II club guidelines. If we are not in this phase by then, the trip will be postponed or cancelled.

Route/Place

South Early Winter Spire/South Arête


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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 sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • 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
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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