The Chilliwacks Peaks


Intermediate Alpine Climb - The Chilliwacks Peaks

Initial trip to the Chilliwacks to climb 3-4 of the top 100'ers back there over the best weather window we get during the long 4th of July weekend.

  • Fri, Jun 30, 2023 — Tue, Jul 4, 2023
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb, Intermediate Mountaineering Climb, Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,500 ft

We'll meet in the Seattle area early on day 1 to get the drive into BC out of the way early and leave plenty of time to navigate the roads into NCNP from the north before starting the approach.

I am not sure how many of the peaks we will attempt on this first trip to the Chillis however my tentative itinerary is the following:

Day 1 - approach + Spickard

Day 2 - Custer + Rahm

Day 3 - Redoubt + recon bivy spot options for future Mox climbs

Day 4 - hike out + head to Chipotle

Please do not reach out unless your fitness is dialed in.  I will likely not respond to requests until the registration date unless we have successfully climbed together previously.


The Chilliwacks Peaks

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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