Alpine Ice Field Trip 3

Field trip: Alpine Ice

Alpine Ice Field Trip 3 - Observation Rock/North Face

A one-day field trip where we will swap leads on moderate angle alpine ice, including anchor building.

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  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,200 ft

Mowich Lake CG at 0600 ready to hit the trail.

We will execute all aspects of an alpine ice climb on moderate angle ice.


students will earn:

instructors will earn:


Observation Rock/North Face

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

10 Essentials



ice tools (may be borrowed from the club) or 1 ice tool and 1 ice axe

8-12 ice screws with runners per 2 people

v-thread tool and several lengths of cord to construct V- or A- threads

Steel crampons

masks and hand sanitizer


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