Rock & Snow Field Trip (Saturday & Sunday)

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Rock & Snow Field Trip (Saturday & Sunday) - Cowboy Mountain

Day 1 of 2 for a full weekend of back-to-back field trips to learn and practice rock and snow travel techniques. Leader, location and details to be updated before March. Registration for Saturday, will assume Sunday's attendance as well.

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

Meeting time: TBD at TBD

 This will be a full weekend with two days to learn and practice rock and snow travel techniques.

During the Snow Field Trip, you will learn and practice these snow travel skills:

  • Ascending and descending on steep snow
  • Crampon use
  • Ice axe self-arrest
  • Glissading 

During the Rock Field Trip, you will learn and practice these rock travel skills:

  • Climbing and down-climbing fairly steep rocks faces and slabs.
  • Traveling in boulder fields, talus and scree.
  • Protected down-climb techniques 
Route/Place

Cowboy & Big Chief Mountains


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Gear required for an actual Scramble trip.

See Course Handbook.

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