Members can insert new events into the calendar and signup for trips, but please read the instructions before posting.
VOC trips are organized by members like yourself, not professional guides. The trips go into wilderness areas where assistance is unavailable and unexpected events can occur. You could be seriously injured or die. You are responsible for your own actions. Please use caution.

Washington Pass Weekend (Rock climbing, Intermediate/Advanced) · Fri. Jun. 10th - Sun. Jun. 12th

  • Details Page: Where you can see brief trip details (publicly viewable).
  • This trip does not have an associated Wiki Page.
  • This trip does not have an associated Message Board Thread.
  • Signup Page: Where you can signup, bail, edit participation entries, see/email members on the trip, etc.
  • Drivers Page: Where you can arrange rides, get pickup directions and email by car.
  • Wikitext Page: From where you can cut and paste information formatted for the wiki.
  • Printable List Page: Which generates a printable list of participants.
  • Edit Page: Where the trip organizer can edit the entry for this trip.
  • Mark Going Page: Where the trip organizer can sign members up as "actually going".
  • Modify Signups: Where the trip organizer can change signup classes.
Organized by: James Maltman.

Start: Friday, Jun. 10th, 3:00 pm
End: Sunday, Jun. 12th
Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Jun. 7th
Pre-trip meeting location: TBD (likely clubroom but could be zoom)


Love alpine rock climbing? Hate the long hike in?  Well look no further than Washington Pass!

Beautiful granite spires with ultra-classic routes of all grades await with only an hour or two's approach from the road. Here's a link to the mountain project for stoke and planning purposes:

Washington Pass is about a 4 hour drive away, down on highway 20 in Washington state. The plan will be to drive down Friday afternoon, camp at a nearby campground, climb Saturday and Sunday, and drive back Sunday evening. Classic weekend warrior raid. 

All of the climbing at the pass proper is traditionally protected multipitch, so Rock 4 or 5 equivalent will be neccessary for any of the classic routes (depending on the general experience level of the group, we'll likely be able to bring up a few people who have experience but just haven't done multipitch before). Grades vary widely, there's great routes from 5.6 all the way up to 5.hard!

As we're heading out there somewhat early in the season, there is almost definitely going to be some level of snow on the approaches, so ice axes and at least microspikes will likely be helpful/neccessary for getting to some routes (or skis...I've skied in before too...thats fun!). You don't really need much snow travel experience though, as the approaches are fairly mellow.



Posted: 2022-05-05 13:54:18