Crag Rock Climb - Leavenworth

at Playground Point both Saturday and Sunday. Practice & experience leading with trad gear on rock.

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  • Sat, Mar 26, 2016 — Sun, Mar 27, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Crag Rock Climb
  • Easy

TBD for now.

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

We'll use Playground Point both Saturday and Sunday, camping overnight at a local campground.  Sunday will build on top of what we practice 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.


  • 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

May also require:

  • Passive protection (e.g. 1 set of nuts)
  • Active protection (e.g. 1 set of Black Diamond cams, size 0.4 to 3 or equivalent camalots)
  • Alpine draws (e.g. 6 sewn runners with 12 wiregate carabiners)
  • Self-braking belay device like Black Diamond ATC Guide or Petzl Reverso
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