Mount Angeles/East Face (winter)


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

One day climb of Mount Angeles that can be alpine ice in the right conditions. This is from the Hurricane Ridge Road which is (reportedly) open 24 hours now, so time not quite as much of a crunch as it can be. Bring some glissade gear. My record for summit to car is less than 30 minutes.

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  • Intermediate Mountaineering Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,453 ft

I will leave from Bremerton at 0500 Friday morning.  Can meet there or closer to Port Angeles depending on your starting point.  If not there, meet at the trailhead at 0730.

This may be an alpine ice climb.  Conditions dependent.  Bring your ice axe at minimum.  Axe and one tool good enough in all conditions I have been in there.  One glacier rope per 2.  I will bring one.


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 (not technical ice tools)
  • 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
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves - any gloves will do.
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Cordellete
  • Picket or other relevant protection
  • Extra webbing or cord
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