Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Rock Climbing

Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Rock Climbing - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

SIG Field Trip - SIG ROCK (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors)

  • Sat, Mar 16, 2024 — Sun, Mar 17, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Rock Climb
  • Adults
  • Crag Rock Climb
  • Easy

Rope Leads Arrival Arrive NLT 7:30AM:  This way we can set up routes and have people ready to climb as soon as they get there.  

Everyone else: Plan to meet everyone by the parking lot by pit toilets in Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) by 8:00AM (see directions link below)

Directions: Type in Frenchman Coulee, Old Vantage Hwy, Quincy, WA. 

Shafer Sarver SIG. Open to other SIGs pending spot availability. Students from other SIGs are welcome, and wish to sign up, please request permission (or reach out to Don Sarver) before registering.

Climbing areas:


Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Equipment:     Be sure to bring all the gear listed below. Mark your equipment so that you will be able to identify it when it gets mixed in with other gear.

This will be a long day in early season conditions. The mornings can be chilly and breezy. please bring enough insulation to be comfortable standing for extended periods of time in the shade.

  • Climbing Helmet
  • Ten Essential Systems
    • Navigation
      • (Map, compass, route description, topo)
    • Headlamp
    • Sun protection
      • (Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat)
    • First aid kit with relevant supplies
    • Multi-tool or Knife and repair kit
      • (Knife, duct tape, spare parts)
    • Fire
      • (Matches, lighter, fire starter)
    • Emergency Shelter
      • (Tarp, bivy sack, ingenuity)
    • Extra food
    • Extra water
    • Clothing (Wool or Synthetic)
    • Emergency Contact Info
  • Climbing Harness
  • Belay device
  • Belay gloves
  • Nut/stopper cleaning tool-
  • 1 large, locking pear-shaped carabiner ("HMS" or "Pearabiner")
  • 2 locking and 6 non-locking carabiners
  • 3 60cm (single), and 2 120cm (double) sewn or tied runners; 2 sewn runners (120 cm and 60 cm)
  • Hero Loop or Hallow Block
  • Personal Anchor System PAS
  • Backpack
  • Pack a lunch
  • Snack foods
  • Drinks
  • Hiking Boots
  • Rock climbing Shoes
  • Chalk bag (optional)
  • Insulating layers and warm non-cotton base layer clothing for climbing outside in cold
  • Hand Warmers or warm gloves (it'll be cold)
  • A soaking wet washcloth, kept in a ziplock bag in your car. You'll want to wash your hands after the day is done.  Trust us!
  • Toiletry kit
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