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Washington Pass Weekend (Rock climbing, Intermediate/Advanced) · Fri. Jun. 10th - Sun. Jun. 12th

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Organized by: James Maltman.

Start: Friday, Jun. 10th, 3:00 pm
End: Sunday, Jun. 12th
Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Jun. 7th
Pre-trip meeting location: TBD (likely clubroom but could be zoom)

Description:

Love alpine rock climbing? Hate the long hike in?  Well look no further than Washington Pass!

Beautiful granite spires with ultra-classic routes of all grades await with only an hour or two's approach from the road. Here's a link to the mountain project for stoke and planning purposes: https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105792192/washington-pass

Washington Pass is about a 4 hour drive away, down on highway 20 in Washington state. The plan will be to drive down Friday afternoon, camp at a nearby campground, climb Saturday and Sunday, and drive back Sunday evening. Classic weekend warrior raid. 

All of the climbing at the pass proper is traditionally protected multipitch, so Rock 4 or 5 equivalent will be neccessary for any of the classic routes (depending on the general experience level of the group, we'll likely be able to bring up a few people who have experience but just haven't done multipitch before). Grades vary widely, there's great routes from 5.6 all the way up to 5.hard!

As we're heading out there somewhat early in the season, there is almost definitely going to be some level of snow on the approaches, so ice axes and at least microspikes will likely be helpful/neccessary for getting to some routes (or skis...I've skied in before too...thats fun!). You don't really need much snow travel experience though, as the approaches are fairly mellow.

 

    

Posted: 2022-05-05 13:54:18