Seattle SIG Practices and Conditioners - Leavenworth

Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Seattle SIG Practices and Conditioners - Leavenworth

Rock Practice for Wallace & Co. SIG, but open to anyone with some technical rock training, even non-Mountaineers

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  • Sat, Apr 13, 2019 — Sun, Apr 14, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Crag Rock Climb, *Varies*, Technical 2
  • Moderate

Kristall's Restaurant, Leavenworth 8:15 Saturday.

Entering Leavenworth from the north, Kristall's is about one mile into town on the left.  Large sign.  Entering from the south (coming over Blewett Pass) Kristall's is on the right near the far end of town.

Two days of rock fun in lovely Leavenworth.  Primarily for the Wallace & Co. SIG Basic students and alumni, but this is an extra activity, not a part of the Basic Course, and anyone with some rock training may attend with leader's permission.

Saturday will be split, with half the group doing friction slabs and the other half cracks, then we'll switch places at midday.  Sunday we'll all be together at Playground Point, which offers face, crack, slab, and rappelling opportunities.  All climbing will be top-roped.  You will also have an excellent simulated rock pitch to practice rope management, cleaning pro, and smooth transition to the next pitch.

Saturday night we will sleep in a lovely log chalet, sharing the rent (usually about $40 each) and have a potluck dinner followed by potluck Sunday breakfast.



  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Standard rock climbing equipment as required for basic rock climbs.

Clothing that can be abraded - maybe not your best $400 Gore-Tex.

Both mountain boots and rock shoes, but don't buy rock shoes only for this event.  You can rent, or  you can probably borrow from fellow participants.

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