Seattle Explorers & Jr. MAC Climbing

Youth activity

Seattle Explorers & Jr. MAC Climbing - Keechelus Ridge Crag

A fun cragging day before the rain sets in

  • Crag Rock Climb
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,800 ft
  • 9:00AM: Meet at the Gold Creek Sno-Park
  • We will caravan up to the Keechelus Ridge Parking; the forest service roads can be a little confusing to follow. If we can carpool this last distance, fewer cars at the Keechelus Ridge Parking would be preferred since the lot is small.

10:30AM: Arrive at the West Wall and climb!

Weather permitting, Explorers & Jr. MACers will spend the day climbing outdoors! Depending on what the weather is doing we may have to modify this trip to a lower elevation crag or possibly switch to a hike. October can be great for climbing, or it can be raining, so we'll just have to wait and see.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: We will be recreating on the lands of the Pacific Northwest Indian Tribes, including the Snoqualmie, who live here and steward these lands and waters as they have since time immemorial.

Trip Sheet: To Come 2 weeks Before Activity

Parking: None needed

Carpool: To come 2 weeks before activity

Guests: If spots are still available one week prior to the trip, email Alvaro to request that a friend or sibling be able to join.

*To sign up for Explorer/Jr. MAC combo trips, do it on this page, NOT the course page. For all other trips, sign up via the course page. If confused, refer to the registration instructions on the course page.


Keechelus Ridge Crag

Required Equipment

Required Equipment


  • TBD


  • TBD


  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Belay device
  • Climbing shoes
  • Hiking Boots or Sneakers to wear when hiking to the rock
  • Food – lunch/snacks 
  • Water – 2 liters per person  minimum
  • 10 Essentials 
  • Mask
  • Hand Sanitizer

If you'd like to borrow non-climbing gear, please submit your request to the gear library.

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