The Pickets


Intermediate Alpine Climb - The Pickets

The climbing objective will be Luna Peak in Northern Pickets. Weather permitting, and conditions must be ideal to attempt this strenuous and committing outing.

  • Sat, Sep 1, 2018 — Mon, Sep 3, 2018
  • Everett Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Mountaineering Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 38.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 10,000 ft


Sign up priority will be given to experienced Intermediate students / graduates. Excellent physical condition, navigation skills and high tolerance for bushwhacking and travel in one of the most rugged areas of North Cascades   are mandatory for this trip. We will plan to car camp and get the permit the day before (Friday, 8/31) if we can arrange an earlier than 9:00 am (official time) Ross Lake taxi pick up . Please be prepared to split the taxi water fee (currently listed at $65 per party, one way only).


The Pickets

  • Green Trails Mt Challenger No. 15

    Green Trails Marblemount No. 47

    Green Trails Ross Lake No. 16

    Green Trails Diablo Dam No. 48

    USGS Mt Challenger

    USGS Mt Triumph

    USGS Mt Prophet

    USGS Mt Redoubt

    USGS Mt Spickard

    USGS Mt Blum

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • See full route/place details.
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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