Poster Peak/Blue Buttress

Trip

Intermediate Alpine Climb - Poster Peak/Blue Buttress

An exercise in many quick transitions between simuling, scrambling, and pitched-out climbing on a long route. Nearby car-bivy Saturday night, start around sunrise on Sunday.

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  • Sun, Jul 26, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,425 ft

Sherrie & I are leaving from Seattle Saturday in the general range of 5pm or 6pm, with plans to have dinner on the road, then bivy in a parking lot somewhere near Washington Pass.  Depending on your plans, we can all carpool together, or meet up at the bivy spot.  Perhaps use the Cutthroat TH parking lot as the bivy spot?

The trip is contingent on a good weather forecast, so we'll have to keep an eye on this and hope for positive change:
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-120.63769&lat=48.50225
http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/South-Early-Winters-Spire/forecasts/2380 

Route/Place

Poster Peak/Blue Buttress


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The usual alpine rock stuff: rack & rope.  I'm leaning towards a regular 60m rope, and sizeable rack to allow long periods of simuling.  (From "Washington Pass Climbing" guide: 1 set of nuts, BD cams #0.3 to #3, doubles of #.4 to #1, and tons of slings, like 10 singles and 6 doubles.) 

There's no snow, so no need for ice axe or crampons.  I'm considering wearing approach shoes for the entirety of the day.  If you choose to climb in rock shoes, you also need to carry footwear for the long walk-off.

Each climber will need to carry a small pack on the climb, rather than trading one shared pack back and forth while swapping leads.

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