Seattle MAC - Multipitch Weekend

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Multipitch Weekend - Mount Erie

Multi-pitch climbing in Mt. Erie for students who have met prerequisites. Students not ready for multi-pitch will have the option of single-pitch cragging. This trip has prerequisites, see leaders notes for details.

  • Moderate


One of MAC's biggest trips of the year, the Leavenworth multi-pitch trip will be an opportunity for students to use all the skills they've been building throughout the year. There will be multi-pitch climbing, leading trad, leading bolted routes, and top roping. Senior students will have the opportunity to lead pitches and younger students will follow. Everyone will have the option to do single-pitch cragging. 

This trip has prerequisites:

For multi-pitch: Attendance at all the rock climbing skills workshops so far including climbing 101, anchors/cleaning routes, rappelling, & at least 1 of the multi-pitch workshops (both preferred if possible). The trad climbing workshop is encouraged but not required. Lead belaying badge, clean/lower badge, rappelling badge, multi-pitch systems badge.

For single-pitch: Attendance at the climbing 101 workshops and anchors + clean/lower, at minimum. Lead belaying badge and clean/lower badge (which signifies competency with lead belaying AND lead climbing on bolts, and how to retrieve top rope anchor gear from routes when done).



Mount Erie

Required Equipment

Required Equipment


  • Pack for hot conditions in the day and cold temps at night. Leavenworth can get up into the 80’s – 90’s this time of year during the day, but still drop down to the 40’s or even colder at night so be prepared! 
    • One outfit for climbing (sun protection required)
    • extra warm layers for night or a separate set of clothes (long johns/baselayers)
    • fleece/lightweight down mid-layer
    • hard wind/rain shell for outer layer
    • warm big puffy for night/wind in the day
    • Lightweight gloves
    • Beanie/scarf/buff
    • Extra socks
    • sunglasses 
  • Backpack – A day pack for carrying your personal items with you during climbing. Large enough to bring fit group gear like anchor kits, quickdraws, and ropes!
  • Shoes – heavy duty sneakers/running shoes or hiking shoes/boots. Optional camp shoe

Camping items

    • Personal mess kit including: plate/bowl, utensils, cup
    • Camp chair
    • **Tent 
    • **Sleeping bag/pad 
  • Toiletries (including sunscreen!)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Food – lunches/snacks for yourself for Saturday and Sunday
  • Water – 1.5 liters capacity minimum 
  • medium duffel to carry camp items

Climbing gear:

    • Personal gear: harness**, belay device**, helmet**, shoes**, prusik**, ATC**, PA**
  • 10 Essentials 

** can be borrowed with advance notice to MAC manager

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