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.

  • *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Easy

Since this trip is open to non-members, register directly here on this page. For all other MAC registration, use the MAC course page. This trip is free and open to the public per the results of the MAC lottery. 

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 the Chatter Creek Group Site 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

Climbing Gear checkout Time: 9/22/22, 6-8pm, The Mountaineers

Climbing Gear return time: 9/28/222, 5-7pm

Or by appointment if these times don’t work for you

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
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Chair or sit 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