Seattle MAC - Alpine Climb

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Alpine Climb - North Early Winter Spire/Northwest Corner

An Alpine Climb lead by volunteers and/or staff for MAC! This trip has prerequisites. See leaders notes for details.

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  • Wed, Aug 11, 2021
  • Seattle Youth Outreach Committee
  • Youth
  • Youth
  • Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,372 ft

6am at Blue Lake Trailhead.

1 day climb of N Early Winter Spire - Participants should consider coming up the day before and camping with the group at Lone Fir or Klipchuck campgrounds. Details will be planned closer to the date of the climb. 


For alpine rock climbs:

Skills/workshops: Multi-pitch systems, belay escape, rappelling, lead climbing / lead belaying

Other courses/trips: Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course/badge, Leavenworth Multi-Pitch trip / successful multi-pitch climb, Summer Trip / successful muti-pitch climb there

If glacier climb: In addition to all of the above: Crevasse rescue workshop, glacier climbing fundamentals (at least 2), Snow 1, Snow 2

In addition the technical skills described above, participants joining this trip may be asked to describe the physical preparations they have undertaken - this may include conditioning hikes, other easier climbs, weekly training routines, etc.


North Early Winter Spire/Northwest Corner

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

10 essentials, helmet, harness, shoes

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