Climbing/Mountaineering
Kitsap Branch Climbing Committee PDF Print E-mail

Climbing Chair: Linda Anderson-Carnahan


Scramble Chair: Suzy Diesen


Basic Climbing Chair: Ralph Wessels  253-857-5658   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Basic Climbing Vice Chair: Linda Anderson-Carnahan


Intermediate Climbing Chair: John Mackey

 

 
2014 Kitsap Mountaineers Climbs PDF Print E-mail

These climbs will become available on the main Mountaineer's website when the date is listed.

Search Kitsap Mountaineers Climbs

Credit given for climbs adhering to the Mountaineer's Climbing Code and trip participation requirements.  Trip must be led by an authorized trip leader and must consist of a least 3 climbers/scramblers.


Scrambles -

  • Petunia Peak - Royal Basin.  Rock.  Elaine Raymond.
  • The Castle, Tatoosh Range.  Snow/Rock.  Ralph Wessels.
  • Castle Peak, Mowich.  Snow/Rock.  Ralph Wessels.
  • Tolmie Peak, Mowich.  Snow/Rock.  Ralph Wessels.
  • Martin Peak, Royal Basin.  Rock.  Jeff Ericson.
  • Mt Worthington.  Rock.  Glenn Minch.
  • Mt. Washington.  Snow/Rock.  Glenn Minch.
  • Hawk Peak - Silver Lake - Welch Peak Loop.  Rock.  Glenn Minch.
  • Mt Stone.  Snow/Rock.  Suzy Diesen.
  • Cloudy Peak.  Snow.  Suzy Diesen.
  • Sundial.  Rock.  Suzy Diesen.

Basic Climbs -
  • Mt. Deception - Royal Basin.  Basic Alpine.  Mike Raymond.
  • The Brothers, North Peak.  Basic Alpine.  Mike Raymond.  (May 25-27, 2014)
  • Silverstar Mountain.  Basic Glacier.  Chase Gruszewski.
  • Eldorado Peak - Inspiration Glacier.  Basic Glacier.  Chase Gruszewski.  2nd trip? - John Mackey.  3rd trip? - John Howard.  May combine.
  • Glacier Peak, Sitkum Glacier.  Basic Glacier.  Jeff Ericson.
  • Mt Olympus, Blue Glacier.  Basic Glacier (3-5 days).  Jeff Ericson.  Suzy Diesen (2nd trip?).  May combine.
  • Mt Cruiser.  Basic Rock.  August 23-24.  Mike Raymond.
  • Mt Rainier - DC or Emmons Glacier.  Basic Glacier.  Linda Anderson-Carnahan.  2nd trip? - John Mackey.  3rd trip? - Suzy Diesen.  May combine.
  • Mt Rainier - Emmons Glacier.  Basic Glacier.  John Howard.
  • Mt Baker - Easton Glacier.  Basic Glacier.  Linda Anderson-Carnahan.
  • South Early Winters Spire.  Basic Rock.  John Mackey.  2nd trip? - John Howard.
  • Kangaroo Temple.  Basic Rock.  John Mackey.
  • Little Tahoma.  Basic Glacier.  Suzy Diesen.
  • Mt Baker - Coleman or Boulder Glacier.  Basic Glacier.  Suzy Diesen.
  • Black Peak.  Basic Alpine.  Suzy Diesen.
  • The Tooth.  Basic Rock.  Suzy Diesen.
  • Mt Constance.  Basic Alpine.  John Howard.

Intermediate Climbs -
  • Mt Constance, West Arete.  Intermediate Rock.  Mike Raymond.
  • Sloan Peak - SE Face.  Intermediate Rock.  Chase Gruszewski.
  • Mt Constance, North Chute.  May 11-12.  Intermediate Rock.  Chase Gruszewski.
  • Lane Peak - The Zipper.  Intermediate Ice.  John Mackey.  Suzy Diesen (2nd trip?)
  • Liberty Bell.  Intermediate Rock.  John Mackey.  Suzy Diesen (2nd trip?)
  • Observation Rock.  Intermediate Ice.  John Mackey.
  • Torment-Forbidden Traverse.  Intermediate Mountaineering.  Suzy Diesen.
  • Prusik Peak.  Intermediate Rock.  Suzy Diesen.
  • Mt Thompson.  Intermediate Rock.  Suzy Diesen.

 

 
Climbing Roster Requirements - Continuing Participation PDF Print E-mail

Kitsap Branch of the Mountaineers - Climbing Program


Climbing Roster - Requirements, Certification, Expectations, and Consequences

 


The Kitsap Branch of the Mountaineers will adopt a policy that details the requirements, certification, expectations, and consequences of being included on the Kitsap Branch Climbing Roster. If you are not on the Climbing Roster, you will not be able to sign up for Mountaineer-sponsored scrambles or climbs.


This policy is effective as of January 1, 2014.


Alpine Scrambling Students

  1. Upon enrollment in Alpine Scrambling, students will be included on the Climbing Roster.

  2. To remain a member of the Climbing Roster a Alpine Scrambling student must:

    1. Complete all course work (classes and field trips) for the Alpine Scrambling Program by November 1 of the same year.

    2. Complete the required scrambles by November 1 of the same year as enrollment in the Alpine Scrambling course.

    3. Complete the following Stewardship Activities by November 1 of the same year.

      1. Lead one easy hike or snowshoe activity, preferably with a mentor.

      2. Attend and complete a Kitsap Cabin Work Party.  (One day.)

      3. Attend and complete a Conservation Work Party.  This can be sponsored by The Mountaineers, or other organization focused on trail maintenance conservation. (One day.)

  3. The Alpine Scrambling Year shall be from November 1 to the following October 31.


Alpine Scrambling Graduates

To remain on the Kitsap Climbing Roster, Alpine Scrambling Graduates must:

  1. Participate in a Mountaineers-sponsored scramble at least once every two years.

  2. Attend an Instructor Review at least once every three years.

  3. Instruct at a Alpine Scrambling field trip at least once every three years.

  4. Lead an easy hike or snowshoe at least once every two years.

  5. Serve as an active member of the Kitsap Climbing Committee at least once every five years.

A Alpine Scrambling Graduate that does not complete the above requirements, will be removed from the Climbing Roster.

The Alpine Scrambling Year shall be from November 1 to the following October 31.


Basic Climbing Students

  1. Upon enrollment in Basic Climbing, students will be included on the Climbing Roster.

  2. To remain a member of the Climbing Roster a Basic Climbing student must:

    1. Complete all course work (classes and field trips) for the Basic Climbing Program by November 1 of the same year.

    2. Complete the required climbs by November 1 of the year following enrollment in the Basic Climbing course.

    3. Complete the following Stewardship Activities by November 1 of the same year.

      1. Lead one easy hike or snowshoe activity, preferably with a mentor.

      2. Attend and complete a Kitsap Cabin Work Party.  (One day.)

      3. Attend and complete a Conservation Work Party.  This can be sponsored by The Mountaineers, or other organization focused on trail maintenance conservation. (One day.)

  3. Failure to complete the above requirements will result in removal from the Climbing Roster.  To regain Climbing Roster status, the student will need to retake the Basic Climbing course.

  4. The Basic Climbing Year shall be from November 1 to the following October 31.



Basic Climbing Graduates

To remain on the Kitsap Climbing Roster, Basic Graduates must:

  1. Participate in a Mountaineers-sponsored Basic level climb at least once every two years.

  2. Attend an Instructor Review at least once every three years.

  3. Instruct at a Basic Climbing field trip at least once every three years.

  4. Lead an easy hike or snowshoe at least once every two years.

  5. Serve as an active member of the Kitsap Climbing Committee at least once every five years.

A Basic Climbing Graduate that does not complete the above requirements, will be removed from the Climbing Roster.

The Basic Climbing Year shall be from November 1 to the following October 31.


Intermediate Climbing Graduates

To remain on the Kitsap Climbing Roster, Intermediate Graduates must:

  1. Participate in a Mountaineers-sponsored Basic level or Intermediate climb at least once every two years.

  2. Attend an Instructor Review at least once every three years.

  3. Instruct at an Intermediate Climbing field trip at least once every three years.

  4. Lead at least an Alpine Scramble at least once every two years.

  5. Serve as an active member of the Kitsap Climbing Committee at least once every five years.

A Intermediate Climbing Graduate that does not complete the above requirements, will be removed from the Climbing Roster.  To be reinstated on the Climbing Roster,  the participant will need to re-enroll in the Intermediate Climbing Course.

 

The Intermediate Climbing Year shall be from November 1 to the following October 31.


 
Climbing/Scrambling Difficulty levels PDF Print E-mail

(E) Easy: Up to 8 miles R/T; up to 1200' elevation gain.
(M) Moderate: 6 - 12 miles; 1200' to 2500' gain.
(S) Strenuous: 10 - 14 miles up to 3500' gain.
(VS) Very Strenuous: over 14 miles and/or more than 3500' gain.

Pace of the trip is defined as:
(1) Leisurely pace: The slowest pace trips.
(2) Social pace: Less than 2 miles per hour. Suitable for conversation and observation.
(3) Normal pace: Approximately 2 miles per hour.
(4) Fast pace: Greater than 2 miles per hour.

 
Carpooling, Cross Sound Transportation & The Meeting Places PDF Print E-mail

Northern Olympic Peninsula hikes initially meet at the Park-n-Ride at the Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene, 22097 Viking Way NW, Poulsbo, WA. It is on Viking Way, north of Hwy 305, adjacent to the Washington State Patrol office (talk about secure parking!)
Southern Olympic Peninsula hikes meet at the Bremerton National Airport.
Port Townsend members anticipate meeting at Fat Smitty's in Discovery Bay.
Kitsap recommends taking the Kingston Ferry when coming from the mainland.

Mileage
For driver/passenger planning purposes, the one way distance from Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene to: Heart of the Hills Ranger Station, Heather Park, and Lake Angles trailheads is 63 miles. Hurricane Ridge Parking Lot is 75 miles. Camp Handy Trailhead is 59 miles. Tubal Cain Trailhead is 61 miles. Silver Lakes Trailhead is 62 miles.

 
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