NEWS (North Early Winter Spire) - Northwest Corner

5.9, 5 pitches

Gear My recommended gear… Doubles #0.4-4, single #5 Crack gloves 60m rope (just enough to reach new rappels) People’s opinions… SuperTopo: Doubles 0.4-4, single #5 MP: Standard to #4 or #5, long runners Dasherton: Used a #4 and #5 dydayley: I had two 4’s and a five and was glad to have all of them.…

Amabilis Mountain - Amabilis Ski Tour

Class 2

Sample itinerary 8:30 AM – Trailhead 8:45 AM – Skinning up (5.4 miles, 2,400 ft gain, ~3 hours) 11:45 AM – Summit 12:15 PM – Ski down (2 miles, 2,400 ft descent, ~1 hour) 1:30 PM – Back at car

Silver Peak - Silver Peak East Ski Tour

Class 2

Safest way to the true summit of Silver Peak, although it’s a loooong way, and might need to put skins back on at the end on the road. Example itinerary 8:30 AM – Trailhead 8:45 AM – Skinning up (7 miles, 3,600 ft gain, ~4 hours) 1:00 PM – Summit 1:30 PM – Ski back…

Silver Peak - Silver Peak North Ski Tour (excluding very top)

Class 2

Note that this trip requires snow at low levels since it starts at 2,000 feet The final top ridge looks way too steep and dangerous especially in higher avy conditions, so skipping the very top Example itinerary 8:30 AM – Trailhead 8:45 AM – Skinning up (3.7 miles, 3,400 ft gain, ~4 hours) 12:45 PM…

Ruby Mountain - Ruby Ski Tour

Class 2

Starting elevation is 2,126. Resources Ruby Mountain | Steven’s Peak-bagging Journey ( Ruby Tuesday – PNW Trip Report – The Backcountry Ski Touring Blog ( March 24, 2012, Ruby Mtn, North Side via Happy Crk ( Ascent On Mar 24, 2012 they were actually able to skin the whole thing Less than 20…

North Face

Class 2

Castleton Tower is arguably the most popular tower climb in the world. There are two easy routes up, the Kor-Ingalls and the North Face. People seem to enjoy the climbing on the North Face much more. It has 3 excellent pitches of climbing! Approach Usually an hour