2017 Alpine Ice Seminar

»Posted on Sep 19, 2017

Are you interested in learning what ice climbing is all about.  The BOEALPS is having their annual alpine ice seminar on October 7th and 8th.  This is a great opportunity to learn steep snow technique, ice climbing technique and some snow and ice anchors.  Applicants should be Basic Climbing Class graduates or equivalent.  The only personal gear required is a helmet, harness, mountaineering boots, and crampons the rest will be provided.

As always we hope to do a Waterfall Ice Seminar in winter when weather permits but if you want to get on ICE apply early because this is your sure bet.

What: Fall Ice Climbing Seminar
When: Saturday October 7th &  Sunday October 8th
Where: Lower Coleman Glacier at Mt. Baker
More Information: See the webpage
Documents: Seminar Handout | Seminar Document
Deadline: October 4th.

Sign-up: APPLY NOW!

2017 BOEALPS Fall Camp Out

»Posted on Sep 14, 2017

Hello Climbers!

The fall camp out is coming up on September 29th-30th.

This year we will be having the camp out in the Tieton area.  If you haven’t been before now is a great time to get out with your experienced BOEALPS friends and explore a new place to climb.  We will be getting campsites at the Windy Point Campground on Friday and staying through Sunday.     



Fall 2017 WRFA Class – Registration now OPEN !

»Posted on Jul 16, 2017

The Fall 2017 edition of the BOEALPS Wilderness and Remote First Aid class (WRFA) is open for registration !

Get all the details on the WRFA page, or go straight to the sign-up form

Remember that a current CPR/AED certification is required in order to take the WRFA class (have we repeated that enough already ?). Note also that this is likely the only WRFA class to be offered by BOEALPS prior to the start of the BCC. Just sayin’…

Space is limited so sign up NOW !

2017 BRC Student and Instructor Applications Are Open

»Posted on Apr 16, 2017


The 2017 BRC applications are now live for Students and Intructors!  For more information and to apply, check out the BOEALPS BRC webpage.

The BOEALPS Basic Rock Class (BRC) is designed to bridge the gap between the Basic and Intermediate Climbing Classes. It introduces students to principles of technical rock and basic alpine climbing, allows them to establish mentorship relationships with more experienced climbers through a 1:1 student-to-instructor ratio, and gives them experience in following a trad lead climber who will lay the groundwork for learning to lead after the class.

Skills you will learn include:

  • Following on moderate, technical rock climbing routes (both Sport and Trad)
  • Creating anchors and setting top ropes
  • Climbing alpine multi-pitch routes
  • Becoming more independent trip planners

Class outings are approximately every other weekend from July to August, with classroom sessions the week prior to the weekend outing.  Students are expected to be in good physical condition.

Application Available: NOW!
Application Deadline: Monday, May 8, 2017
Student Announcements: Monday, May 22, 2017
1st Classroom Session: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

For more information, please contact:
Jeff and Priti Wright – email: brc@boealps.org

 Climbing is awesome!


2017 Spring Camp Out

»Posted on Apr 13, 2017

The BOEALPS Spring Campout is coming up fast.  Both the BCC and ICC will be in Leavenworth for their outings the weekend of 4/22 and 4/23.  The weather is warming up and the rocks are starting to dry off, so you should come too.

This year because of the lingering snow pack we have booked the Wenatchee Confluence State Park group camp.  We will of course be having our potluck dinner on 4/22, BOEALPS will provide the main dish and guests can bring their favorite dish to share.