Cutthroat Peak/North Ridge


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Cutthroat Peak/North Ridge

A bit of an exploration climb of the North Ridge of Cutthroat.

  • Fri, Jun 28, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft

Cuththroat Pass Trailhead off Hwy 20 near Rainy Pass.

This is a bit of an exploration climb for me having never done this route, but I have done both the West and the SE Ridge, and it's an adventuresome peak in a beautiful area.

Looking for folks who are comfortable moving on low 5th class ridge climbs.


Cutthroat Peak/North Ridge

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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