Intermediate Field Trip #6 Ice Climbing 2

Field trip: Intermediate Climbing

Intermediate Field Trip #6 Ice Climbing 2 - Heliotrope Ridge and Lower Coleman Glacier & Seracs

This field trip will cover the fundamentals of ice climbing, belaying, rappelling, and swinging leads on ice.

  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft

TBD

Practice ice climbing fundamentals and lead and clean at least one ice pitch.

Skills covered include:

-Chopping steps

-Anchor setup, including ice bollards.

-French Technique

-Placing ice screws.

-Front Pointing

-Rappelling

-V Thread

-Leading and Cleaning at least one pitch

Route/Place

Heliotrope Ridge and Lower Coleman Glacier & Seracs



  • USGS Mt Baker

    Green Trails Mt Baker No. 13

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

harness, 10Es, 12 point crampons, ice axe, 3 screws, chest sling, pastice or full shank boots, helmet, 6 single runners, 10 carabiners, belay gloves, prusik slings, 1 rope per 2 climbers, 4 locking biners, 2 double runners, cordeletter, overnight glacier gear, rescue pulley, 2 ice tools.

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