4 DAY TRIP
June 23rd - 26th
July 27th - 30th
August 24th - 27th
The Fisher Chimneys route on Mt. Shuksan is one of the most diverse climbs in the country. This route comprises of rock scrambling with a pack up to low 5th class, steep snow/ice climbing, complex glacier travel, and finally a 5.6 ridge to the summit. Following is a technical descent back down the route. The camp is one of the most beautiful in the cascades. From your tent you will be staring out at the mighty Mount Baker. The sunset and rise from this camp is one of the highlights of the trip. On day one of this climb we will go to a local crag and dial in all the necessary skills to climb this route safely.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
This is for people who want to take their climbing to the next level in the cascades. Join us if you wish to experience a classic route with all types of climbing.
To be successful at this climb you need to be able to carry a 40-50 lbs in your backpack while maintaining 1000 vertical feet an hour of elevation gain. In addition you must be comfortable climbing tied to a rope on 4th class terrain with a full overnight backpack. You need to have the mental fortitude and fitness for a 12 hour summit day.
Basic balance and movement are required. During day 1 of our program we will go over all the technical skills you need to safely climb the route.
Rock climbing movement technique, Basic steep snow and ice technique, placing and removing rock gear, snow anchor removal, rope team travel, belaying, lead belaying, knot tying, rappelling, short pitching, short roping, navigation and many more. If time permits we will take a deep dive into rock rescue etc. If you have these skills already please contact us and we can make this a 3 day Itinerary.
This climb is the test piece for glacier climbing in the lower 48. This climb is great preparation for the Matterhorn and Carstensz Pyramid. This will prepare you for more technical glacier/ rock routes in the north cascades and across the globe.
- Certified Alpine Guide
- All group climbing equipment
- Tents if needed
- Stoves and Fuel
- Breakfast and Dinner
- Travel to and from the trailhead
- Lunches while on the mountain
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Not on the mountain
- Personal Climbing/ Camping Equipment (we have some rentals please contact if needed)