Climbing Conditioner


Climbing Conditioner - Mount Si Main Trail

Conditioning hike for Kate/Ambrose SIG until Jan 13th, open to all Basic Climbing students/grads after that.

  • Sat, Jan 20, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,150 ft
  • Pace: 1,400 ft/hr

Meet at the trailhead at 8am and be ready to go at 8:15am.  We will hike up at your own pace, but we will travel together as a group coming back down on Mt Si Main Trail.

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 Course. Eventually you need to be able to carry 20% of body weight or 25lbs up to the bench below the haystack in under 2 hours. It's up to you on how much weight you want to carry for this hike.

Pack weight and mountaineering boots are optional. If you want this to count for your fitness test, I will weigh your pack before we start.

Dress as appropriate for the weather as this hike will go regardless of the weather.


Mount Si Main Trail

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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