Cutthroat Peak/Southeast Buttress


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Cutthroat Peak/Southeast Buttress

Cutthroat S. Buttress 5.8. Cragging in Mazama as Plan B

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  • Sat, Jul 9, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 3,050 ft

6:00a at trailhead.

Participants must be confident 5.8 trad rock climbers.  This must not be your first intermediate climb - find an easier objective  like Liberty Bell first. Consensus grade for the S. Buttress is 5.8 (not sure why it's listed as 5.6).

Leader permission required. Please email me  other alpine climbs you have recently done at similar grade, and who your intermediate mentor is/was.

Weather is looking like hot garbage - cold and precip forecast, but I will be in the Winthrop area regardless Thurs eve - Sun afternoon.  Plan B, if interested, will be to crag/sport climb in the Mazama area; hundreds of quality routes there.

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Supertopo WA Pass guide (excellent):


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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