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)

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

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  • Sat, Mar 17, 2018 — Sun, Mar 18, 2018
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Rock Climb
  • Adults
  • Crag Rock Climb
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

For those leaving Seattle Sat. morning at 7am will get you to the Feathers 9:30am - 10am. If you can drive, shout out with a park-n-ride meeting place you like.

Meet at the Feather's North Side Sat. morning March 18 about 10am.

Head East on I-90 from Seattle. Follow this over the Columbia River past Vantage, WA. 

Go up the hill and take exit 143 (the second exit after the river). At the bottom of the exit ramp take a left onto Silica road. Follow this road under the highway and take the first left onto Vantage road. Go down the canyon 1.4 miles. You will see parking on the left.'30.0%22N+119%C2%B058'07.0%22W/@47.0253705,-119.9694291,1237m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d47.025!4d-119.9686?hl=en

For camping we like the looks of this place:
Be sure to bring drinking water. Other niceties include: firewood, and camp chairs.
Sand Hollow Camp Ground on the east side of the river. Wanapum camp ground on the west side of the river is backup.

This is the student sign-up for the Mathias/Gaddis SIG Rock Field Trip, please be sure you are signing up for the correct activity for your SIG! 

Activities include climbing, belaying and rappelling.


Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Equipment listed for a rock climb in the Required Equipment Matrix of the Basic Alpine Climbing Handbook (page 15).

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