Seattle MAC - Multipitch Weekend

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Multipitch Weekend - Vesper Peak

Another multi-pitch climbing off of the mountain loop highway for students who have met prerequisites. This is a MULTI-PITCH ONLY trip with no option to single pitch crag. We have another trip planned for this area in August for students looking to crag out here this year.

  • Strenuous 3, Technical 3, Intermediate Rock Climb, Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft


This Mountain Loop Hwy 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. Senior students will have the opportunity to lead pitches and younger students will follow.

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).



Vesper, Sperry & Wolf Peaks

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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