Mount Stuart/West Ridge


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Stuart/West Ridge

Intermediate rock climb - Tacoma Intermediate Climbing Sub-Committee

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  • Thu, Jul 17, 2014 — Fri, Jul 18, 2014
  • Tacoma Climbing Subcommittee
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 5,250 ft

Will be camping at the trailhead the night before for a 5am start. 

Preference will be given to Tacoma Intermediate graduates/students.

Will be doing this as cary over with a planned bivy on the mountain. Rock fall is a huge concern on this route. Climbers must have excellent scramble  and climb technique to mitigate dislodging (kicking off or pulling) rocks. Must also have excellent route finding skills, and be able to climb with a pack containing bivy gear. Leader has not climbed this route before.


Mount Stuart/West Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons (potential for decent)
  • 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
  • Alpine rack up to 3"
  • Rope (50-60m)
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