Alpine Ice FT2

Field trip: Alpine Ice

Alpine Ice FT2 - Observation Rock/North Face

Students will swap leads on alpine ice including anchoring and belaying.

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  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft

Meet at the trailhead near Mowich Lake at 0600. We will dial this in closer to the trip.

Students learn to swap leads on moderate angle glacier ice.


Observation Rock/North Face

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Everything needed for an alpine rock climb (minus the rock protection)
  • Sharp 12 point steel crampons (no aluminum)
  • Conventional ice axe
  • Ice tool (optional)
  • v-thread tool
  • 4-5 feet of 7 mm nylon cord
  • 4 ice screws, including one 22 cm
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