Mount Buckner/North Face


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Buckner/North Face

Pearce / Cokus SIG: Combo Weekend (rope leads see other Sahale listing)

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  • Sun, Jul 19, 2020
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 5,400 ft

Eldorado TH car camp Friday night before. Sahale glacier camp Saturday night. Additional details TBC via e-mail.

Price of admission: dragging up a large party of basics to the summit of Sahale the day prior to. Low probability of this route being in this late in the season. But hey, who knows... we'll likely take the standard scramble route instead. Additionally, an ascent of Horseshoe will be included in our day of climbing.

Review the route and self select prior to submitting requests.

Please no requests prior to June 6th. For all inquires seeking leader permission, please contact me via the Mountaineers site (not direct e-mail) as this helps me search, sort, review, all requests in order received. Any and all communication outside these parameters will be ignored. 

As with all trips scheduled in advance, go/no go is subject to suitable conditions. An alternate objective  is a possibility but not guaranteed. I'll be submitting for advanced NCNP backcountry permits for this itinerary and will likely change these plans if not received.


Mount Buckner/North 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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