Mount Shuksan/Fisher Chimneys


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Shuksan/Fisher Chimneys

Fun and exciting climb of Mt Shuksan.

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  • Fri, Aug 11, 2017 — Sun, Aug 13, 2017
  • Tacoma Climbing Subcommittee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 6,750 ft

This will be an early start on Friday, August 11th. Approximately 5:00 or 5:30 am meet at P&R, place TBD.  

This route is mostly done in two days, but depending on the group's ability and route conditions I am planning for an extra day. 

This route is for more advanced Basic Climbers.  There are  numerous sections of 4th class climbing as well as the possibility of hard ice on the glacier route.  Must have completed one or two other glacier climbs prior to this climb.  If inquiring please send me a resume of your recent climbs. 


Mount Shuksan/Fisher Chimneys

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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