Lane Peak: Zipper & Lovers Lane


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Lane Peak: Zipper & Lovers Lane

We will plan for Lover's Lane unless conditions or weather/gate closure force us to do just the Zipper. Note that in order to summit (our plan) and not just to top the route, the climb must be done efficiently. The gate at Longmire opens late and unpredictably and closes early. If you arrive late, you at the very least get an earful from the rangers. Participants must be able to climb quickly and effiiciently: 1) simul climb the pitch up Lover' Lane (up to 60 degrees, pickets, ice screws and rock pro) 2) double rope rappel into the zipper 3) top out the zipper 4) traverse and simulclimb to the rappel slings on the tree just below the ummit. 5) belay/simul to the summit 6) downclimb back to the tree, rappel and hike out

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  • Sat, Feb 10, 2018
  • Everett Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Mountaineering Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft


Preference given to Everett Students until 2/1/18


Lane Peak: Zipper & Lovers Lane

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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