Rock & Snow Field Trip (Students Do Not Register, for Records-only)

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Rock & Snow Field Trip (Students Do Not Register, for Records-only) - Cowboy Mountain

Day 2 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. NOTE: This weekend is designed to be a women scramblers cohort only.

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

Meeting time/ place 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 
NOTE: This weekend is designed to be a cohort specifically for self-identified women scramblers learning new skills in a supportive and fun environment, seeking to build community in the process. This will be augmented through staying Saturday evening at a rental house in the Lake Wenatchee area, sharing a group potluck for dinner and breakfast. cost for lodging is $40/ person, payable to the leader. 
Route/Place

Cowboy & Big Chief Mountains


Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Gear required for an actual Scramble trip.

See Course Handbook.

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