Deception, Mystery, Fricaba & Hal Foss


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Deception, Mystery, Fricaba & Hal Foss

This will be a 4 day trip where we will hike up Mount Fricaba and scramble Hal Foss peaks early on day 2, and proceed to the Mount Mystery approach. We will climb Mount Mystery via the Mystery Glacier on day 3 (Rt. 3 from Olympic Mtn Climbing Guide). If the party is fit enough, we will climb Mount Deception, which involves snow and rock climbing, and hike out on day 4. This climb is primarily for Kitsap intermediate students, but will open to all on 1 May or with permission.

  • Mon, Jun 4, 2018 — Thu, Jun 7, 2018
  • Kitsap Branch Climbing Program
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Mountaineering Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 26.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,500 ft

Upper Dungeness trailhead via the Palo Alto road near Sequim at 0700 on June 4.  Weather and snow depth dependent.  We will likely meet prior to the climb to discuss plans and risks.  



Plan on snow shoes in addition to standard alpine climbing gear listed below.  Will further define as we get closer to departure.


Deception, Mystery, Fricaba & Hal Foss

  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Gray Wolf - Dosewallips

    USGS Mt Deception
  • See full route/place details.
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 (60 liters or more)
  • 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
  • 1 Picket for each climber.  We will also take a few ice screws in case needed.
  • Extra webbing or cord
  • Light climbing rack - .4 to 2 inches.
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