Mountaineering - Classic Peak Winter Ascent

Description: This class is only for participants that have completed both the Mountaineering Snow Travel and Rope Team classes. This day outing is a winter ascent in which you will have the opportunity to climb an iconic and beautiful peak while practicing the skills you've learned. During the ascent you will work in rope teams to maneuver through 4th class terrain. Mountaineering skills will be reviewed during ascent and basic outdoor skills will be emphasized throughout day including navigation, layering, weather and nutrition.

Skills you'll learn:

Further hone steep snow climbing and descent techniques learned in Mountaineering Snow Travel and Rope Team courses, Practice rope team travel through 4th class terrain

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

Mountaineering - Classic Peak Winter Ascent Information

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  • Class Details
  • Gear List

Mountaineering - Classic Peak Winter Ascent Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Water Bottle
  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • 2 Liters of Water - At least 2 Nalgene sized water bottles or a large Camelback style reservoir
  • Base Layers - Wool or synthetic.
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Pocketknife
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Warm Gloves
  • Warm Socks - Wool or Synthetic.
  • Extra Warm Synthetic Clothing
  • Warm Jacket - Down or Synthetic.
  • Matches or Lighter - A ten essentials item for backcountry travel.
  • Gaiters
  • Warm Hat
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Hiking Boots


  • Foam sit pad - Used for insulation when sitting in snow.
  • Personal Compass
  • Thermos with warm drinks
  • Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 oz water bladder
  • Personal Camera
  • Personal GPS
  • Energy Snacks

Gear provided by REI:

  • Crampons - Spikes that fit on sturdy boots to help with traction on ice.
  • Topographical Maps - Local course area maps.
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Ice / Mountain Axe
  • Dynamic Climbing Rope - At least a 60m rope.
  • Climbing Harness
  • Hiking Poles - REI will provide but you are welcome to bring your own.