Pinnacle Peak & The Castle (winter)

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Intermediate Alpine Climb - Pinnacle Peak & The Castle (winter)

A winter intermediate climb of the Castle, possibly Pinnacle if time permits.

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  • Sat, Feb 4, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft

TBD; please look for an email from the leader.

This is a moderate winter intermediate climb. The ~1 pitch of rock may require mixed climbing experience in winter conditions. Pinnacle has an AI2 route that would require Ice 1/2 or equivalent experience.

Route/Place

Pinnacle Peak & The Castle (winter)



  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
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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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