Hubba Hubba

Trip

Intermediate Alpine Climb - Hubba Hubba

We've already got 4 people and we don't need more, sorry :)

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  • Mon, Jan 2, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Discussed via email.

We've already got 4 people and we don't need more, sorry :)

I feel like it's a bit of a stretch to put this in the "alpine" category, but I suppose it's like the Yellowjacket Tower of ice climbs: just long enough of an approach that someone in the past decided to give it alpine credit, so we might as well follow the precedent.
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Update after doing the climb:  We under-estimated this by approaching it with a crag-like mindset, and ended up exiting more than two hours after sunset.  (Safely, but it was a good reminder to not get too casual.)  I recognize that it is still a stretch to call this "alpine," but I have decided to give "Intermediate Alpine Ice" credit  for our successful climb of Hubba Hubba:  the climbing itself was definitely more challenging and varied than Observation Rock, required more adaptability and a wider skill-set than other ice "cragging" I've done in the Snoqualmie Pass area, and was longer car-to-car than some other "alpine" routes like Yellowjacket Tower (Basic Rock) or the Zipper on Lane Peak (Intermediate Alpine/Mountaineering.)

Route/Place

Hubba Hubba


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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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