Prusik Peak/West Ridge


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Prusik Peak/West Ridge

Hike up Assgard Pass, camp climb the West Ridge route the next day then either exit or camp and exit.

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  • Sat, Oct 18, 2014 — Mon, Oct 20, 2014
  • Kitsap Branch Climbing Program
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 4,400 ft

Colchuck Lake trail head Saturday morning at 7:30 am.  

One more intermediate climber is required to fill this event.  Participants will carry either rope or rack.  Hike in the first day and camp above a lake or at Gnomes Tarn.  Should be on route before 9 am considering daylight and warmth.  After climb, participants may either exit or camp another night, either at the camp site or down the trail for flexibility.  


Prusik Peak/West Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots
  • 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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