Mount Rainier/Gibraltar Ledges


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Rainier/Gibraltar Ledges

Changed from IG Direct to Gib ledges. Must be more than first-year Intermediate student.

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  • Thu, May 7, 2020 — Fri, May 8, 2020
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Mountaineering Climb
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 9,010 ft

Meeting place/time TBD. 

This is a very challenging climb in the winter. Only inquire if you’re comfortable with long winter ascents AND have completed AIARE 1 (with recent practice).

Those who identify as women are highly encouraged to request permission!

If interested, please submit a request via the leader request form (not direct email) with the following info:

Experience with winter scrambling and/or climbing

general climbing experience 

steep snow experience 

When did you complete AIARE 1 or higher?

last time you practiced companion rescue (avalanche rescue)

fitness level and general training plan

worst day in the mountains

best day in the mountains


Mount Rainier/Gibraltar Ledges

  • Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269

    USGS Mt Rainier West

    USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270
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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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