Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse


Basic Glacier Climb - Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse

Climb Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak over 2 days with an overnight. (Ended up only summiting Ruth Mountain. Reached the Ruth/Icy saddle, and turned around due to time constraints).

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  • Sat, Jul 18, 2015 — Sun, Jul 19, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 5,670 ft

Be prepared to leave Hannegan Pass Trailhead at 6am, Saturday July 18th.

Sign-up opens July 10th at 11am.

Seattle Basic Students needing credit for a glacier climb will be given first priority.  Climbers who already have glacier credit will be bumped to waitlist if basic students who need it sign up.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Plan is to leave the Hannegan Pass trailhead at 6am Saturday, hike to Hannegan Pass, climb Ruth Mountain, then set camp either on the summit of Ruth, or the ridge between Ruth & Icy. Sunday, we will wake early, make the traverse to Icy Peak, climb, then retrace our steps out to trailhead.  This climb will be weather dependent.  Climbers should be in good fitness, as this is a long climb with plenty of elevation with overnight gear.  Please ask if you are unsure.



Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse

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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
  • Glacier gear: prusiks, chest harness, etc
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