Chair Peak/Northeast Buttress (winter)

Trip

Intermediate Alpine Climb - Chair Peak/Northeast Buttress (winter)

Winter alpine ice / mixed climb

Info
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  • Sat, Feb 22, 2020
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.32 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,023 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,238 ft
  • Maximum Wind: 45 kts
  • Maximum Currents: 25 kts
  • Pace: 3.21 Km/h

Upper Alpental Parking lot.  Time TBD

Please make sure you read the beta first and describe your ice climbing experience when requesting the leader's permission. Consider signing up for other ice climbs before this.

This is a one-day climb. We will pick the better day of the two closer to the climb date. Note that during the winter, climbs are often canceled or rescheduled to a different date due to avi conditions, wind, and other factors. This particular climb is especially condition-dependent, and it's quite likely we'll have to move it to catch the weather window. Please be flexible.

Email leader with a description of climbing experience.

EXPECTATIONS

So that we’re all on the same page, your participation on this trip implies acceptance of the following – That you will be an engaged and contributing teammate to the discussion, decisions, and actions going forward.  

All participants WILL be very familiar with the route. Look for information on the Mountaineers site, PeakBagger, Summit Post, Mountain Project, and Super Topo, WTA, and guide books.

Route/Place

Chair Peak/Northeast Buttress (winter)


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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 locking 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
  • Cordellete
  • Picket or other relevant protection
  • Extra webbing or cord
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