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Intermediate Alpine Climb - Sinister Peak/Northwest Face

Strenuous, high-end intermediate ice climb in a remote alpine setting

Info
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  • Sat, Jul 1, 2017 — Tue, Jul 4, 2017
  • Everett Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 35.0
  • Elevation Gain: 11,400 ft

TBD.

  • Not a good first ice climb; not for checking off intermediate graduation requirements.
  • Preference given to everett students until June 1, 2017, with consideration for experienced ice climbers from any branch.
  • We may be entering via Stehekin, and this involves expensive transportation, possibly including a one-way flight.
Route/Place

Sinister Peak/Northwest Face



  • USGS Dome Peak

    USGS Downey Mtn

    Green Trails Cascade Pass No. 80

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • 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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