Introduction to Leading on Bolted Routes Field Trip

Field trip: Introduction to Leading Bolted Routes - Olympia Course

Introduction to Leading on Bolted Routes Field Trip - Leavenworth: Little Italy (Bambino)

The culminating outdoor field trip for the course.

  • Sat, Sep 28, 2024 — Sun, Sep 29, 2024
  • Olympia Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Rock Climb
  • Adults
  • *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate

We will meet at the Leavenworth safeway parking lot at 9:00am on Saturday, Sept 28, as there is no reception up icicle canyon and limited parking at the crag. Plan to camp overnight on Saturday, either at the crag or in a local campground. 

We will continue leading practice from the last trip, while refining technique and learning special considerations and advanced skills. On the second day, students will select and complete their graduation climb, a 5.6 or above that they lead and clean flawlessly. Then students will be able to climb on their own once checked off.



  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

      • Belay device (Gri Gri 2, Gri Gri Plus, Mega Jul, ATC Guide, or ATC); watch the videos produced by the manufacturers for proper use.
      • Harness with belay loop and gear loops
      • Helmet
      • Personal Anchor (Metolius PAS is a good one; there are others, learn how to use them properly)
      • Rock Shoes
      • Chalk bag
      • Autoblock (hollow block or prusik cord)
      • 8 locking carabiners (6 low profile and 2 large pear shaped preferred AKA HMS)
      • 20 ft. of 7mm accessory cord
  • (optional) 60 meter single dynamic rope
  • (optional) quick draws
  • (optional) rope bag
  • 10 Essentials 
  • Warm layers, as we will be standing around a lot
  • Northwest Forest or other Federal Lands pass for each car
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