Climbing Conditioner


Climbing Conditioner - Mailbox Peak

Conditioning hike open to all Basic Alpine Climbing students & graduates.

  • Sun, Feb 18, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,100 ft
  • Pace: 1,500 ft/hr

Meet at the trailhead (the upper parking lot, near the bathroom area) at 7:40am and be ready to go at 7:55pm. A discovery pass is needed for parking at the TH. 

We will hike up Mailbox Old Trail at your own pace, but we will travel together as a group coming back down on Mailbox new trail or old trail depending on group's desire.

If you are in Kate/Ambrose's SIG, or we've climbed/hiked together in the past, you have permission to sign up! All others, please request permission and let me know what other hikes you've done recently.

The primary goal for the hike is to get a check on fitness and set expectations for the minimum fitness requirements for successful trips with the Basic Alpine Climbing Course.

Pack weight and mountaineering boots are optional. Dress as appropriate for the weather as this hike will go regardless of the weather.


Mailbox Peak

  • Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S

    Green Trails Middle Fork Snoqualmie No. 174SX

    Green Trails Bandera No. 206
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

In addition to your 10 Essentials, you'll need microspikes, along with a headlamp and extra batteries.   Weighted packs and mountaineering boots are optional, but a good idea to help you gauge your fitness and break in your boots.

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