Yellowjacket Tower/East Flank


Basic Rock Climb - Yellowjacket Tower/East Flank

Mentored rock lead for Ben Witten. Direct all leader permission requests and questions to Ben Witten. Priority given to Olympia Basic Alpine Climbing students. All others, please wait to September 29th to register.

  • Technical 3, Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 1
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 2.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,250 ft

Details will be emailed to participants two days before the trip date. 

We will meet as a group at the trailhead and spend some time talking about:


Route conditions and hazards

Gear check


How to manage the pace

Assign sweep/route finder (if applicable)

Assign MOFA (Mountaineering Oriented First Aid) leader

Bathroom and leave no trace etiquette

Encourage good communication


Cell phone numbers

Use names when climbing

Be loud with me because I have a problem with my left ear and I might not be paying attention

I am also loud

Parking pass reminder 


Yellowjacket Tower/East Flank

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • A back pack
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large locking pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device - ATC
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket 
  • Belay gloves
  • Stoke (optional but highly recommended)
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