Rock Scrambling

Field trip: Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course

Rock Scrambling - Mount Erie

This is the Rock Field Trip Associated with Seattle Alpine Scramble Course - Pod G

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Meeting time is TBD and details will be provided as date approaches. If weather takes a dive, we will shift dates.

Objective: Practice and apply rock scrambling skills and protected down-climbing
What to Expect:
   Practice scrambling on: loose rock, boulders, rock slabs, and ledges as terrain allows
   Practice protected downclimbing on rock
   Gear discussion and emergency bivouac

Freedom of the Hills suggested reading:
  Chapter 6 – Wilderness Travel
  Chapter 12 – Alpine Rock Climbing: pages 227–236; 248-251
  Chapter 23 – Safety
  Chapter 28 – Mountain Weather


students will earn:


Mount Erie

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Pack like you are going on a scramble, so bring your pack, mountaineering boots, helmet, hasty harness kit, and your 10 essentials.

Leave your ice axe at home.

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