Rock & Snow Field Trip (Saturday & Sunday)

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Rock & Snow Field Trip (Saturday & Sunday) - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Day 1 of 2 for a full weekend of back-to-back field trips to learn and practice rock and snow travel techniques. Snow Field Trip will occur at Snoqualmie Pass (I-90 Exit 52), either in the Summit Ski Area or at another location in the immediate vicinity. The Rock Field Trip portion of the weekend will occur at Mt. Erie (Anacortes WA). Registration for Saturday, will assume Sunday's attendance as well.

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  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

Meeting time/place: Meeting Time will be updated well in advance.  The Snow Field Trip will occur at Snoqualmie Pass (I-90 Exit 52) at the Summit Ski Area or another site in the immediate vicinity.  The Rock Field Trip will occur at Mt. Erie (Anacortes WA).

NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING is required for this field trip.

 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

Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas



  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
  • See full route/place details.
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Gear required for an actual Scramble trip.

See Course Handbook.

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