Snoqualmie Mountain is situated less than 3 miles north of Snoqualmie Pass and at 6,278ft it is one of the prominent peaks visible at the pass. In the summer, the peak offers steep trails and bushwalk, but in the winter this and other peaks in S-Pass area offer incredible ground for practice, fitness, technique and gear familiarization/selection. During this climb/course, you will learn how to safely navigate steep slopes in snowshoes, how to use crampons, how to pick safe route, learn basics about snow stability and proper gear selection for winter climbing. On the way down, we will descent directly to Alpental parking lot rappelling the last bits of steep slopes before reaching our car.
Dates: Jan 5 2019 and Jan 12 2019
Meet at 5am at North Bend McDonalds parking lot-carpool if necessary, and then drive to Alpental Parking Lot. We’ll snowshoe into Commonwealth Valley around South side of Guy Peak and continue steeply on the back side of Cave Ridge. Next up, we will traverse to South Ridge of Snoqualmie Mountain and climb steeply to the top.
harness, crampons, ice axe, carabiners, ATC, slings and helmet