Climbing Conditioner

Clinic: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Climbing Conditioner - Dog Mountain Loop (Columbia River)

Conditioning hikes, snowshoes, scrambles, and anything else related to fitness for climbers and climbing students.

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft

We will meet at the Dog Mountain trailhead at 9 AM. 

Update as of 1-31-23 If you are not in the climbing class but are training for climbing season you are welcome to join this hike. As of today we have 3 spots available.

This is a conditioning hike for the Olympia Basic Alpine climbing course. We will meet at the trailhead and weigh our packs and hikers are encouraged to time themselves. It is important to note that we will not be rushing up the mountain but more keeping a steady pace, keeping our heart rates balanced and focusing on building our endurance for the long steep hikes that will come with the climbing season. 


Dog Mountain Loop (Columbia River)

  • Green Trails Columbia River Gorge West No. 428S

    Green Trails Hood River No. 430

    Trails Illustrated Columbia River Gorge
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Required equipment is determined by the leader and will be communicated in advance. 

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