ICE 2 - Leading Alpine Ice

Field trip: Intermediate Ice Module

ICE 2 - Leading Alpine Ice - Mount Rainier Lower Nisqually Glacier

ICE 2 - Leading on Alpine Ice

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  • Basic Glacier Climb, Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft


Students will practice top-roping steep ice, swing leads and take a lead test on lower angle ice. Students will also learn to build a v-thread and rappel.


Mount Rainier Lower Nisqually Glacier

  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

To be discussed at lecture

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