Cutthroat Peak/Southeast Buttress


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Cutthroat Peak/Southeast Buttress

A long day on a good route. 13 hours is a typical car to car time on this climb. NOT your first Intermediate rock climb please. Camp at Lone Fir or Klipchuck campgrounds on Saturday night if possible. My 61st birthday!

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  • Sun, Aug 23, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • 20-30 Somethings
  • Intermediate Rock Climb
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Elevation Gain: 3,050 ft

Meet at roadside on highway 20 one mile before Blue Lake TH.

Standard rock gear, pro to 3".  Larger if you talk me into the 5.8 off width.Bring plenty of double runners for rappels if needed.  At least seven singles and one double on descent.  Small cams for the crux open book are useful.


Cutthroat Peak/Southeast Buttress

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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