Climbing Conditioner


Climbing Conditioner - Mount Si Main Trail

After work conditioning hike and time trial opportunity. Priority to Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing students until 4/16.

  • Tue, Apr 30, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,150 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Meet in the Mount Si parking lot, ready to go at 6:15 PM. Boots on the trail at 6:30 sharp (if you're late, we'll be gone!). Discover Pass required for all vehicles. There is a toilet at this trailhead.

The primary goal for this trip is to get Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing students checked off on their conditioning requirement. This means hiking to the "lunch rocks" area at the top of Mount Si in less than 2 hours, carrying 20% of their body weight (minimum 25 lbs, maximum 50 lbs). The secondary goal is to get out for a night of conditioning to stay in shape for the summer climbing season.

Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing students: You have permission to sign up.

If you are not a Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing student, please wait until 4/16 to sign up. After that, if you are a climbing student from any branch, have climbed with me before, or have been on one of my conditioners before, you have permission to sign up. All others, please wait until 4/16 to use the Request Leader Permission button and tell me about recent hikes or other types of conditioning you've done.


Mount Si Main Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

A fully charged headlamp with spare batteries is required as we will be hiking out in the dark.


  1. Navigation
  2. Headlamp
  3. Sun protection
  4. First aid
  5. Knife
  6. Fire
  7. Shelter
  8. Extra food
  9. Extra water
  10. Extra clothes

Recommended: Mountaineering boots (required for those completing the time trial), trekking poles

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