Ridge of Gargoyles - Minaret


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Ridge of Gargoyles - Minaret

Minaret/Ridge of Gargoyles

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  • Sat, Jun 28, 2014 — Sun, Jun 29, 2014
  • Kitsap Branch Climbing Program
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,500 ft

12:00 PM at Upper Big Quilcene TH

Upper Quilcene Trail to Shelter Rock Camp. Cross river and brush crash to chute that accesses lower slopes of Ridge of Gargoyles. Route up Minaret has variability with a 5.6 option. Probably 2-3 pitches up this remote peak in the Olympics.

Kitsap branch preference until 6/1. Tiny summit limits party size. Also climbing adjacent summit of Lower Gargoyle (6250', single pitch, low 5th).


Ridge of Gargoyles - Minaret

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