Ingalls Peak Climb 

Ingalls Peak Guides
Spectacular climbing above Ingalls Lake on the East Ridge of Ingalls Peak

Mountain: Ingalls Peak, North Peak (7662')

Routes: East Ridge (Grade II, 5.7) or South Ridge (Grade II, 5.4)

Dates: May-October, 1-day (best June-October)

Cost: $600 @ 1:1
$375 each @ 2:1

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Cost Includes
Guide fee, guide's expenses, group climbing equipment and camping gear.
Cost Does Not Include
Transportation to/from the course area, personal food, personal climbing equipment, trailhead parking pass fees, and day-use fees charged by USFS.

Client to Guide Ratio: 1:1 or 2:1

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Summer Alpine Rock Routes EQยป

Ingalls Peak Climb 1
Ingalls Peak Climb with the Northwest Mountain School
Located just west of Mt. Stuart, Ingalls Peak sits above lovely Ingalls Lake, and offers a relatively straightforward climb on strange, yet sound rock. We prefer to guide the East Ridge and descend the popular South Ridge as we find the climbing on the East Ridge to be more diverse and interesting. Most of this 5-pitch rock climb is rated at low 5th class, with a few short 5.7 moves to keep things interesting. The descent requires multiple rappels. Overall the climb is a really nice one-day outing with several hours of hiking on either end of a fun climb. In the early season we climb steep snow to reach the ridge. This climb is excellent training for anyone considering a longer alpine rock route such as the upper North Ridge of Mt. Stuart as it offers opportunities for short-roping and short-pitching, multi-pitch climbing, and rappelling. We are also happy to guide the South Ridge, which is the more often climbed of the two routes described here. Ingalls Peak can be climbed in one full day, or can be added to a climb of Mt. Stuart.


This can be done as a one-day climb taking 8-10 hours, or can be added to your climb of the upper North Ridge of Mt. Stuart.


Very good physical fitness, solid belaying skills, previous ice axe and crampon experience (if going early season), ability to climb 5.6 to 5.7 quickly, smoothly, and efficiently.

Additional Notes 

This climb is offered only as a custom program - call to schedule. Under rules laid out by the US Forest Service, guided climbs in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness must occur Monday-Friday, group size is limited to 4 persons including guides.

This program takes place on US Forest Service lands under a commercial-outfitter and guide permit. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs & activities and is an equal opportunity provider and employer.