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Mount Adams South Climb

July 13 to July 14, 2019

Coordinator: Kyle Burns

Summit Altitude: 12280 feet
Elevation Gain: 6900 feet
Round-trip Distance: 15 miles
Excursion Time: 30 hours (car-to-car)
Carpool ratio: 3.0 (people/cars)

This trip will be reserved for new/inexperienced climbers. If you just completed climb school, this is a good non technical climb and a good prep for a future Hood climb. Alpine start, crampon and ice axe use, glissading and backcountry conditions.

This is a 2 day trip with an overnight at 9500 ft. The first day, we leave the Cold Spring campground/trailhead (5600 ft) in the morning after picking up permits at the ranger station. We arrive at Lunch Counter (9,500 ft) after the 5 mile hike where we setup camp. Sunday morning we will do an alpine start where we will start heading towards the summit at sunrise. Once at the summit (3 miles), we will return to camp where we will have lunch and pack down our tents. We will head back to the Cold Spring Sunday afternoon.

You should be able to hike comfortably with a ~30+ lbs backpack containing backpacking gear (tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bags, food, ice axe and crampons). You should know how to self arrest.

Signed Up: 9
Tentative: 1
Awaiting Approval: 3
Maximum Allowed: 10
Team Equipment: I will send an updated list closer to the climb, 2-3 stoves, 1-2 Water filters
Required Equipment (each participant): Camping Gear, Headlamp, Food, Crampons, Ice Axe, Layers
Optional Equipment (each participant): Trekking Poles
Not Required: Harness, Rope,
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Kyle (leader) says:
Hey yall, This climb is full as of today. If you change your mind and have to bail out, please try to do so as soon as you know you cannot come. I assume this climb will have a wait list and if you bail the day before, I will give you so much sass and we will all talk trash as we enjoy our summit views without you!

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