Chair Peak/Northeast Buttress (winter)


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

one-day ice climb / unlikely to go

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  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Challenging

We'll either do this on Sunday, or more likely, we'll switch to Illumination Saddle routes (Reid or Leuthold, separately posted). Details are being discussed via email.

Must have graduated from Alpine Ice (or equivalent) and be in good shape. This should not be your very first ice climb.

Date is tentative - during this time of the year, conditions often tend to be poor due to weather, avy risk, or the route not being in, and most climbs are cancelled or rescheduled. This climb is particularly condition-dependent. Please be flexible.

If you have not climbed during the winter, please study weather and reports of similar trips to make sure that you understand what to expect, and that winter climbing is within the limits of your risk tolerance. Generally, you can expect it will be cold, snow steep and poorly consolidated, and protection scarce.

Details to be discussed via email. Please feel free to reach out with questions.


Chair Peak/Northeast Buttress (winter)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Details to be discussed via email.

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