Mount Thompson/West Ridge


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Thompson/West Ridge

I'm looking for a small group of women climbers / climbers identifying as women for a light and fast climb. Please email me at if you are interested.

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  • Sat, Aug 3, 2019 — Sun, Aug 4, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 20.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft

 Plan on meeting at the Preston Park and Ride Saturday evening around 6:30pm. (I have to work Sat, Aug 3.) We'll work out more details once our team has formed.

Plan on hiking in by headlamp Saturday night.  We'll go as far as we can go and then throw down for a bivy. Up at first light on Sunday, we'll stash our bivy gear  and then head up to finish the approach and do the climb. 

Planning to simu-climb as much as possible so need climbers with familiarity or willingness to learn simu-climbing. 

Please email me at if you are interested.


Mount Thompson/West Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • I would like to do this in a fast and light style. We'll work out more gear details once our team has formed. 
  • The Ten Essentials
  • Tennis shoes / approach shoes
  • Rock shoes
  • Lightweight bivy gear
  • A back pack (no more than 30L)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • Small alpine rack with alpine draws/ nut tool
  • Belay / rappel system
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Anchor system: locking biners, cordellette, etc
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