Seattle MAC - Climbing Trip - Tieton River: Royal Columns

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Climbing Trip - Tieton River: Royal Columns

An overnight cragging trip to Tieton to practice trad climbing. This trip has prerequisites. See leaders notes for details.

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  • Wed, Apr 13, 2022 — Thu, Apr 14, 2022
  • Seattle Youth Outreach Committee
  • Youth
  • Youth
  • Crag Rock Climb
  • Moderate

Thurs 4/7, 6-7pm: Pre-Trip Meeting Via Zoom (see trip sheet for link)

Tues 4/12, 5:00pm (optional): Arrive at campspot for garbage cleanup

Wed 4/13, 9:30am: Meet at the Oak Creek Wildlife Area parking lot

Thurs 4/14, 3pm: Wrap up and head home

See trip sheet for details.

Group Carpool Page

Registration Notes: 

Anyone who didn’t make it to Vantage can email me before 3/30 to register.

If you went to the Vantage trip, you will need to wait until Wednesday 3/30 @ 7am to register. At that point registration will be open to anyone. 


For spring-summer climbing trips: Attendance at all climbing workshops up to and including Anchors/Cleaning Routes and competence with lead belaying, lead climbing on bolts, anchors, and cleaning routes. Lead belaying badge (there is no "lead climbing" badge), clean/lower badge. The lead belaying badge signifies competence with the complete skill of lead climbing on bolts. 


Tieton River: Royal Columns

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Gear Checkout:
    • Wed 4/6, 6-8pm (MAC Meeting)
    • Sun 4/10, 9am-4pm (MAC Crevasse Rescue workshop)
  • Gear Return:
    • Wed 4/20, 3-8pm
    • Or by appointment

Climbing gear available to borrow from MAC through Carl (email your requests by 4/6)

  • Climbing shoes
  • Harness that fits over the clothing you climb in
  • Helmet
  • Belay device
  • Backpack or bag that holds all of your gear

Camping gear available to borrow from Gear Library through Ethan (requests due by 4/6)

  • Small duffel bag for overnight gear
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Tent
  • Camp chair / sitting system
  • Pack cover or plastic bag for water repellence
  • Wool/synthetic socks (minimum of three pairs)
  • Boots (worn in with sturdy tread, seams, and laces)
  • Shorts (synthetic)
  • T-shirt (avoid cotton and save one for the ride home)
  • Long sleeve shirt (synthetic)
  • Long underwear (synthetic)
  • Warm Jacket (fleece or wool)
  • Warm pants (fleece or wool)
  • Waterproof shell (jacket and pants, breathable and a hood on the jacket)
  • For cold weather:
    • hand warmers


  • Stocking cap (wool or synthetic)
  • Brimmed hat
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Bandana or buff
  • Camp shoes
  • Sunglasses (polarized, broad spectrum UV protection)
  • Bowl, Cup, Spoon
  • Water bottles (at least two liters)
  • Headlamp/Flashlight (spare batteries)
  • Personal Hygiene items
    • Toothbrush/toothpaste
    • Biodegradable soap
    • Gender specific items
    • Washcloth
    • Sunscreen
    • Comb
    • Personal Medications
  • Optional
    • Camera
    • Playing Cards
    • Hacky Sack
    • Frisbee
    • Journal and pen
    • Instruments (harmonica, etc)
    • Music to share with group
    • Hand warmers
Trip Reports