Sherpa Peak/West Ridge


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Sherpa Peak/West Ridge

We will stay at high camp and get an early start on Sherpa Peak. We will also climb Mount Stuart.

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  • Fri, Aug 25, 2017 — Sun, Aug 27, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 7,400 ft

TBD. We will meet early Friday morning and drive over to begin the approach. 

We will do the approach at a 2 miles per hour pace.  We will climb Sherpa Peak Saturday morning then either continue on to the summit of Stuart Saturday or return to high camp and climb Stuart Sunday.  We will return the cars Sunday.  Trip details will be emailed to the roster the Tuesday before the climb.


Sherpa Peak/West Ridge

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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