Leading on Rock 1 Field Trip - Leavenworth

Field trip: Crag Climbing

Leading on Rock 1 Field Trip - Leavenworth

Learning to set Pro and start Leading

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  • Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging

We can finalize the details Wednesday but here's a first pass...  For Leavenworth we can plan to leave from the WFC in Fairhaven at 6 am.  Should get us into Leavenworth about 9-ish... Nathan will (likely) be heading over early and we could meet him in the Snow Creek Parking lot then go from there.

Objectives:     Practice on knowledge and skill gained during leading on rock lecture to become more efficient on multi-pitch rock climbs.



  • Clipping
  • Place Gear
  • Build Anchors
  • Belay Methods
  • Leading
  • Rappelling


Discussion and Demonstration of more Advanced Techniques and Practice of some of these:


  • Advanced anchors and determining how to select
  • Additional useful knots such as: garda hitch, klemheist hitch, Yosemite finish
  • Discussion of aid and French technique
  • Climbing using different rope scenarios, coils, double, half
  • Pitch transitions- swapping leads and block climbing, simul-climbing


  • 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

Gear each student MUST HAVE for Class - Pro Will be available for the class:

  1. Helmet, harness, rock shoes
  2. 1 personal Anchoring device with a locking biner
  3. Auto blocking belay device with locking Belay biner
  4. 4 Alpine slings 60cm 
  5. 2 Alpine slings 120cm
  6. 12 standard sized biners (2 for each sling)
  7. 3 locking biners in addition to the others already mentioned (standard sized)
  8. Small water hydration pack with water pouch and enough room for food and warm layers.
  9. 20' Cordalette.  This can be made out of 20' of 7 mm Nylon Cord,
  10. Nut tool and carabiner does not need to be full size) and a knife
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