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: 3,600 ft

Parking lot by Mowich Lake 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)

4 ice screws with runners

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

Steel crampons


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