Tacoma MAC - Kick-Off Trip

Youth activity

Tacoma MAC - Kick-Off Trip - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

This trip is open to current and prospective Tacoma MAC members. Prospective members have the chance to attend this trip for free before deciding whether to commit to the MAC program. MAC is for teens age 14-18.

  • Sat, Sep 30, 2023 — Sun, Oct 1, 2023
  • Tacoma Youth Programs
  • Youth
  • Youth
  • Crag Rock Climb
  • Moderate

Carpool from Tacoma Mountaineers at 7am.

Expect to leave town early Saturday morning and return in the evening on Sunday night. 

A trip sheet with a detailed schedule, driving directions, and packing list will be sent out over email.

Since this trip is open to non-members, register directly here on this page. For all other MAC registration, use the MAC course page.

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 camping.

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. 


Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Climbing Gear (all available to borrow from The Mountaineers - reach out to sarahh@mountaineers.org)

  • 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 sarahh@mountaineers.org):

  • Backpack or bag that holds all of your gear
  • Small duffel bag for overnight gear
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Boots  or approach shoes
  • Clothing for two days, including warm layers for night time. Dress for the weather!
  • Sandals/Camp shoes
  • Sunglasses 
  • Sunscreen
  • Bowl, Cup, Spoon
  • Water bottles (at least two liters)
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Personal Hygiene items
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