Santiam Alpine Club

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Broken Top 9,175'

June 2, 2018

Coordinator: William Strycharz

Summit Altitude: 9175 feet
Elevation Gain: 4000 feet
Round-trip Distance: 13.5 miles
Excursion Time: 10 hours (car-to-car)

Broken Top Via The Northwest Ridge. This climb will be a single day attempt on BT. Broken Top is one of my favorite volcanoes to climb. The day is moderately long but not overly strenuous. The level of difficulty climbing is low. There is a twelve foot crux to climb and rappel on the descent. After that crux there is a series of exposed catwalks to the summit with an exposed scramble to the top. I may bring a disposable rope to assist the summit pinnacle. As in securing a rope and team members may use prussik knots to safely ascend to the summit. Please on this climb, do not be terrified of heights.

Physical Requirements- be able to hike a long 13 mile day with light pack with 4,000' ele. gain

Technical Requirements- it would be useful if you have had some exposure to rock climbing, but not absolutely necessary.

Meeting time 6 AM- yes its early but on a saturday we want to beat everyone up to the summit. It is a natural choke point and progress of other groups will slow us down.

Meeting Place: Green Lakes Trailhead 5$/to park

Post Climb: Beers n Burgers at my truck!

Signed Up: 5
Awaiting Approval: 1
Maximum Allowed: 4
Team Equipment: 1- 30 meter alpine rope, assorted slings for anchors
Required Equipment (each participant): helmet , sunglasses, sunscreen, light clothing, windbreaker, small pack, harness, 2 locking carabiners, 1 non locking carabiner, rappel device, 1 personal safety sling or cordelette 6mm, 3+liters of water, camelback is ok, snacks , lunch, footwear- I will be wearing sneakers but hiking boots are ok., camera, light gloves, bugspray,
Optional Equipment (each participant): gps, rescue beacon, colored paper airplanes
Not Required: crampons, ice axes, plastic mountaineering boots, hang gliders,
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