Crag Rock Climb - Leavenworth

Placing Pro, setting up anchors, leading

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  • Sat, Apr 2, 2016 — Sun, Apr 3, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging

Meet at the first Gas Station on the right in Leavenworth @ 8:30 am going East Bound On HWY 2.

Previous  climbing experience required for participation. Qualified Mountaineers members and non-members are welcome.  Contact trip leader (Stephen McKim) for permission to participate. 

We will be using Mountaineers Dome both Saturday and Sunday, Camping over night at a local campground to be named later. Sunday will build on top of what was practiced on Saturday.  

Prerequisites for this Trip

  • Previous experience leading on bolts.
  • A current WFA or similar first aid certification.
  • At least some training in rescue methods for high-angle terrain.
  • Read the book "Rock Climbing Anchors" by Craig Luebben OR "Climbing Anchors" by John Long.

What we plan to practice on this trip:

  • Making & evaluating solid placements of traditional rock protection (nuts, cams, etc.) while standing safely at ground level.
  • Rigging multipoint belay anchors (cordelette, etc.)
  • Mock-leads, where pro is placed as if leading, but a top-rope backup is in place.
  • When ready, leading on trad gear for real (no top-rope backup.)
  • Go through the motions of swinging leads on a multipitch route (this may be somewhat contrived, given that Mountaineers Dome has no officially-multipitch routes)


  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped locking carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Cordellete
  • Picket or other relevant protection
  • Extra webbing or cord
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