Eldorado Peak/Northeast Face


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Eldorado Peak/Northeast Face

Intermediate Ice climb for Kitsap

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  • Sat, Oct 5, 2019 — Sun, Oct 6, 2019
  • Kitsap Branch Climbing Program
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Challenging

0630 at TH


Parking Lot coordinates (48.49271, -121.12254)

Elevation at parking lot = 2200 feet


Day 1 will be long. We will gain as much elevation as possible.

a strenuous approach through talus and boulders. Lots of boulder hopping.

Depending on how the team feels, we have the option to establish BC around 6400 feet to make Day 1 shorter. However, a shorter Day 1 means a longer Day 2.

At around 6200 feet we need to down climb to reach the Roush Creek Basin. Depending on conditions we have a couple options. Typically it is necessary to scramble down a rock section.


Eldorado Peak/Northeast Face

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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