Seattle MAC - Ice Climbing Trip

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Ice Climbing Trip - Hyalite Canyon

Tenatively, an ice climbing trip to Bozeman MT / Hyalite. Pending confirmation of ability to participate from at least 4 MAC students and 2-3 additional instructors, we will go forward with the trip. This trip has SERIOUS pre=requisites. Don't even think about signing up for this without reading them.

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  • Intermediate Ice Climb, Water Ice Climb
  • Challenging

See trip sheet for details.  Details for trip to be determined and confirmed ASAP.

Use "request leader's permission" to acknowledge understanding, acceptance, and completion of all the prerequisites.  

This trip will carry an additional fee to cover the extensive transportation and lodging costs. 

Series Overview

Prerequisites: At least 1 year of MAC under your belt and attendance at the snow 1 and snow 2 field trips to gain familiarity with basic crampon and ice axe use to build upon that into using the more aggressive ice climbing crampons and tools. 

Attendance at at least 3 of the 6 outdoor dry tooling sessions throughout the late summer and fall and at least 2 of the indoor dry tooling sessions at the Barn. See series overview for details.. Participants should be in regular contact with program manager to make sure they are up to speed and meeting all prerequisites. 


Hyalite Canyon

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Technical Crampons
  • Ice Tools
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Climbing Harness with Ice Clippers
  • 30-40L Backpack
  • Belay Device and Locking Carabiner
  • Spare Locking Carabiner
  • Personal Climbing Equipment: Cordelette, Prussik, Anchor Material
  • 21cm Ice Screw, V-Threader, Small Knife, Spare 7mm Tat
  • Ice Screws and Draws (dictated by route)
  • Avalanche Gear (if needed): Beacon, Shovel, Probe
  • Headlamp
  • First Aid Kit
  • Guide's Tarp
  • Communication Device
  • Small Repair Kit
  • Food and Water
  • Toilet Paper and Lighter
  • Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Lip Chap
  • Clothing and Gloves (see ice climbing layering post here)

See complete gear packing list here. Leaders will have gear for leading such as screws.

Overnight gear if overnight trip - likely will not snow camp but stay in some sort of lodge. 

Trip Reports