Field Trip

Field trip: Intermediate Glacier/Alpine Module

Field Trip - Little Si

Glacier Field Trip 1: Managing “3rd class” terrain. One-day field trip. Location: Little Si. On this field trip you will learn methods for managing travel on “3rd class” terrain (a term that is also commonly used to describe 4th class and low fifth class terrain). You will learn how to use hand-lines and ropes, learn how to anchor natural features, and learn several useful belay anchors, and belaying and lowering methods. Prior to the field trip read the handout “Managing 3rd class terrain" in the manual.

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  • Easy/Moderate, Strenuous 1, Technical 4
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft

UPDATE: The Primary Location has changed to the Tacoma Clubhouse.


Little Si

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See manual.  Contact your field trip leader for any additional instructions.

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