Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Angeles/East Face (winter)


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Angeles/East Face (winter)

All the beauty of an intermediate ice/alpine climb in a small package, from the Hurricane Ridge road to summit.

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  • Intermediate Mountaineering Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,454 ft
  • Maximum Wind: 30 kts

We will meet at the entrance to ONP on the Hurricane Ridge road at the entrance station just prior to the gate on the road at 0800 on Saturday, 14 April.

We will take ice tools and a couple of ice screws and pickets.  Depending on conditions, can be either an unroped climb using ice axe belay, or roped using pickets, or screws/slings of horns/trees.  Will take snowshoes.  Could have gotten away without them last week, but snow during the week may make them worth having.



Mount Angeles/East Face (winter)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe and one ice tool, or two ice tools.  I recommend axe and 1 ice tool.
  • A back pack big enough to hold gear for one day trip.
  • 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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