Pinnacle, Plummer, Denman, Lane & The Castle

Trip

Intermediate Alpine Climb - Pinnacle Peak & The Castle

We'll search for ice on the Castle's Northern Face.

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  • Strenuous 3, Technical 4, Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft

TBD by participants and by email.

We will attempt the North Face, hoping for two pitches of ice climbing.  As an alternative, we'll attempt the Northwest Ridge.

Route/Place

Pinnacle, Plummer, Denman, Lane & The Castle



  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    USGS Mt Rainier West

    Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons suitable for ice climbing
  • Two technical ice tools
  • 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 as assigned by trip leader
  • Extra webbing or cord
  • Flotation of your choice
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