Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier

Late schedule for a one day climb of Eldo! See leader notes below.

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  • Sat, Jun 17, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 6,768 ft

Trailhead and ready to go at 5:00AM.  I will head up on Friday night and car camp.  Carpooling encouraged.

Great basic climb.  A few notes:

1.  Must be in shape!!!  This is a long, hard day and we will be moving quickly.  You should be able to do Mt. Si with a 20-30lb pack in 1:45 with plenty of energy left at the end.  Please do not request if you cannot do this.  When you request, please list your recent conditioners/climbs.

2.  Expectation to have fun and be flexible.

3.  We will go only if we can find a rope lead or two and the weather looks very favorable.


Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier

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
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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