Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier

Awesome peak in the North Cascades. Preference given to Tacoma Basic students needing Glacier credit. This is a basic glacier climb with either a exposed rock climb or snow/ice climb to the summit.

  • Thu, Jun 14, 2018 — Fri, Jun 15, 2018
  • Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,768 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 8,876 ft

Eldorado TH 0900

Preference given to Tacoma Basic students needing Glacier credit.  

Based on snow pack the summit block could be exposed rock or snow/ice climb.  Be prepared to handle it.

I will take 1/3 Leaders who need leads, 1/3 Basic Students and 1/3 Basic Grads. 

This trip is subject to cancellation based on Weather, Permits and how I generally feel a week after Denali.  


Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Tent per 2 - Climbers
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Mat
  • 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
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