Tacoma Pathfinders & Explorers - Kick-Off Trip

Youth activity

Tacoma Pathfinders & Explorers - Kick-Off Trip - Exit 38

  • Casual

9 Am at trailhead

We will meet at the trailhead for Dirty Harry's Balcony at 9am.

We will meet at the trailhead at 9 am on Saturday morning where we will distribute gear and head to the crag. After sorting gear we will hike approx. 1 mile to the climbing area (crag) where we will then set up ropes and climb for the day. 

Required equipment: Backpack, lunch/snacks, water, harness, helmet, climbing shoes, 10 Essentials

Club climbing equipment will be available for use. 

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

Every year, Pathfinders and Explorers 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 day of rock climbing and/or hiking.

This trip is community focused and should give anyone new to our programs 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. 

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

Additional Gear Needed

  • Backpack
  • Sun protection
  • Lunch/ snacks
  • Water bottles 
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Layers for weather
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