Observation Rock/North Face

Trip

Intermediate Alpine Climb - Observation Rock/North Face

One day Ob Rock ice climb.

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  • Sat, Oct 12, 2019
  • Everett Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft

TBD

Each person will be swapping leads with their climbing partner.

This is a late season climb of Observation Rock so that means its probably steep hard ice for 3 full pitches of front pointing.  Its not the easy snow walk up half way or more when most people do it early season.  Make sure you are in shape for multiple long pitches of front pointing (i.e. workout your calves for this one).

 

Route/Place

Observation Rock/North Face


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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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