Seattle MAC - Kick-Off Trip - Leavenworth

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Seattle MAC - Kick-Off Trip - Leavenworth

The Leavenworth Kick-Off trip is MAC's first trip of the year where prospective new members can try out some rock climbing, meet current members, and see if MAC is a good fit for them. This trip is free and open to the interested public.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

See trip sheet

See group organization sheet

Since this trip is open to non-members, register directly here on this page. For all other MAC registration, use the MAC course page.

Every year, MAC hosts a Kick-Off Trip which serves as a try-out for prospective new members and a chance for all returning members to get reacquainted with one another over a weekend of rock climbing and hiking. We will have a couple groups each day going out to various crags and hikes, camping  in Leavenworth at [campground] with a communal meal, all led by the senior MAC students or MAC leaders as they are known within the club and adult chaperones/Mountaineers staff. 

This trip is community focused and should give anyone new to MAC a good idea of what our culture is like. Interested members need not pay/commit to the club before attending this trip, and will be invited to make their decision to join or not after this trip. 



  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Gear checkout Time: 9/16/21, 6-8pm, The Mountaineers (Goodman C/indoor wall)

Gear return time: 9/23/21, 6-8pm, The Mountaineers (basement)

Climbing Gear (all available to borrow from The Mountaineers - reach out to

  • Climbing shoes
  • Harness that fits over the clothing you climb in
  • Helmet
  • Belay device/carabiner, extra carabiners

Camping gear/clothing (available to borrow from The Mountaineers - reach out to

  • Backpack or bag that holds all of your gear
  • Small duffel bag for overnight gear
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • 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)
  • 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
Trip Reports