Seattle Pathfinders & Nomads Kick-Off Trip

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Seattle Pathfinders & Nomads Kick-Off Trip - Leavenworth

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

  • *Varies*, Crag Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)


Sept. 22, from 7-8pm via Zoom. Link will be emailed to registered chaperones shortly before the meeting.

Expect to leave town Friday evening and return in the evening on Sunday night. 

Trip Sheet: Please review the trip sheet.

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

Registration: Since this trip is open to non-members, register directly here on this page. For all other Pathfinders and Nomads trips registration, use the Pathfinders and Nomads course pages.

Every year, Pathfinders & Nomads host 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 Eightmile Campground with a communal meal, all led by adult chaperones/Mountaineers staff and volunteers. 

This trip is community focused and should give anyone new to Pathfinders & Nomads 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. 

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



  • 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


  • Sept 23: 12-3pm (meet in the basement)
  • Oct 1: 8-11am (meet in the basement)


  • Oct 6: 9:30am-12:30pm (ask for me at the front desk)
  • Oct 7: 12pm-3pm (meet in the basement)


  • Clothes for adventuring during the day (layers)
    • Clothes for at camp in the evening (warmer because it’ll cool down in the evening)
  • Sun Protection: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, sun shirt, etc.
  • Day pack
  • Hiking Boots
  • Camp Shoes (optional) 


  • Climbing shoes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Belay device
  • Shoes for hiking to the crag


  • Personal mess kit including: plate/bowl, utensils, cup
  • Camp chair
  • Tent (can be borrowed from the Mountaineers with advance notice)
  • Sleeping bag/pad (can be borrowed from the Mountaineers with advance notice)
  • Pillow (we’re car camping; might as well be comfy!)
  • Toiletries (restrooms available at campsite)
  • Headlamp/flashlight with extra batteries
  • Face mask(s)
  • Hand Sanitizer


    • Breakfast & Dinner: Group meals
    • Lunch: (x2)
    • Snacks: enough for both Saturday and Sunday
  • Water: 2 liters per person per day minimum 

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

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