Observation Rock/North Face

Trip

Intermediate Alpine Climb - Observation Rock/North Face

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  • Sun, Sep 15, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft
  • Pace: steady

TBD but the default will be to start walking at 6am from Mowich Lake TH.

This will be a one-day alpine ice climb of Observation Rock via the North Face.  Intermediate students that need one last ice climb to graduate will be considered first.  Please put your answer to the following question in the header of any inquiries or your request will not be answered: what is your favorite summit snack?

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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