Basic Field Trip #1 - Knots

Field trip: Basic Climbing Course

Basic Field Trip #1 - Knots - Green Mountain: Gold Creek Trail

Basic FT - Conditioning & Knots

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft

Meet at Gold Creek Trailhead at 8:00 AM.  Discover Pass required for DNR land.

This is a conditioner and initial field experience.  Be prepared for a day of hiking and scrambling.  You will be learning some of the knots that you will use, handling a rope, and obtain initial exposure to belaying.


Green Mountain: Gold Creek Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

You will need the 10 essentials, backpack, helmet, climbing harness, your carabiners, belay device, mountaineering boots, and appropriate clothing for the conditions.  Bring lunch and water.

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