Guided Climb: Mount Baker

This is a summit climb of Mount Baker specifically focused on getting to the top of a mountain that rises from the San Juan Islands, 10,778 feet to the summit, and guards the entrance to the North Cascade National Park. If you want a quick, up and down experience on one of Washington's finest volcanoes, this 2-day climb of either the Squak Glacier (south-side) or Coleman-Deming (north-side) Glacier routes is for you! AGES 18+ for adult courses or 16+ with consent from a guardian and Kaf approval. 12-18 for youth courses. PREREQUISITES This is a rapid two day ascent of Mount Baker. As a result great physical fitness is the only requirement for this climb. Although not required, Mountaineering: Beginner and Mountaineering: Intermediate or equivalent experience, is highly encouraged. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Snow and Glacier Camping Rope Management and Glacier Rigging Navigation, Map and Compass Gear Packing and Equipment Choices Self-Arrest and Ice-Axe Technique,
per person
Summer
Kaf Adventures Seattle, WA and Mount Baker, WA
2 days

Guided Climb: Mount Rainier (CUA)

Each year, Mount Rainier National Park awards mountain guiding companies one Commercial Use Authorization permit. This allows Kaf Adventures access to the mountain. During this climb you will experience the splendor of Mount Rainier and the wilderness that surrounds this cascade giant. Further you will do so experiencing what Kaf means, "to actualize your potential." We will impel you with the opportunity to travel from sea level to 14,411' in the matter of three days. We've all seen it from Seattle; now it's time to climb it! AGES 18+ for adult courses or 16+ with consent from a guardian and Kaf approval. 12-18 for youth courses. PREREQUISITES Mountaineering: Beginner and Mountaineering: Intermediate or equivalent experience on Cascade volcanoes WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Snow and Glacier Camping Rope Management and Glacier Rigging Navigation, Map and Compass Gear Packing and Equipment Choices Self-Arrest and Ice-Axe Technique, Crampons INCLUDED Professional instruction from full time mountaineering
per person
Annually
Kaf Adventures Seattle, WA and Mount Rainier National Park, WA
4.5 Days

Guided Climb: Mount Rainier (WTA Fundraiser)

Kaf Adventures’ mission is to create and foster growth of leaders through outdoor technical skills progression and custom built outdoor experiences that explore the wilderness and other cultures. In an effort to share our love for hiking trails and raise money for the maintenance of those trails, we have partnered with Washington Trails Association (WTA). This summit climb of Mount Rainier will challenge you in ways you never expected. Through this challenge you will be able to reflect on your experience, knowing you are doing it for a good cause.   CLIMB FOR A CAUSE Washington Trails Association (WTA) is a statewide hiking nonprofit supported by people like you. In 2016 WTA engaged nearly 3,000 young people in outdoor experiences. Our community of trip reporters helped keep hikers updated on current trail conditions through the wta.org website, and our more than 4,700 trail maintenance volunteers contributed 150,000 hours of labor
per person
Annually
Kaf Adventures Seattle, WA and Mount Rainier National Park, WA
4.5 Days

Ice Climbing: Advanced, Banff

Climb in the most iconic destinations in the world. Join Kaf Adventures for a 3 day luxurious stay in the Canadian Rockies. After searching for the most convenient ice climbing trip for climbers on the west coast, we found Banff is ideal. Flying to Calgary is inexpensive, keeping the cost low and the time being away minimized. Banff truly is an ice climber's destination, and the amount of terrain is unimaginable. First and foremost, you will learn ice climbing skills. Expect Kaf guides to meet you where you're at. Go top-roping for a day or two and then try a longer ice route. Additional days can be added to the itinerary. We will have our own vehicles and our own comfortable group home. Kaf guides will provide meals for you and give you ample time to relax at night. This is a group experience, and we will be sharing accommodations
per person
Annually
Banff, Alberta Canada
3 Days

Ice Climbing: Advanced, New England

Join Kaf Adventures and enjoy the spectacular ice climbs of North Conway, NH. This winter join Kaf Adventures for a 5 day, unforgettable experience to one of the top ice climbing destinations in the country, New Hampshire. Easier to get to than Ouray, Canmore, or Montana, this trip allows you the most climbing time in the most accessible terrain. New England is the ideal ice climbing destination because it provides a high concentration of ice. Whether you are a beginner or advanced climber, exploring New England Ice is an amazing experience that will really help improve your ice climbing technique. You will learn new skills, climb hard during the day and enjoy a comfortable nights stay. AGES 18+ for adult courses or 16+ with consent from a guardian and Kaf approval. 12-18 for youth courses. PREREQUISITES This is an advanced level course. Our Ice Climbing: Intermediate is highly recommended. Belay skills
per person
Weekly
New England
5 Days

Mountaineering: Guided Climbs

Our Mountaineering: Guided Climbs allow you access to the greatest experiences the Cascades offer. Many have been curated in guidebooks like Beckey's 100 Favorite North American Climbs, Kearney's Classic Climbs of the Northwest, Steck and Roper's 50 Classic Climbs of North America, and Nelson and Potterfield's Select Climbs in the Cascades. We've carefully chosen objectives that require the perfect balance of challenge and skill. As a result, these trips are all over night, incorporate movement on snow/glaciated terrain, and varying degrees of 3rd, 4th, and 5th class rock climbing. Each climb requires different management strategies, so the instructor to participant ratio changes dependent upon the terrain in which you will encounter on your objective. For instance rock routes are limited to a 2:1 ratio, whereas snow/glaciated routes are 3:1. Please consider these practical limitations when planning your Pacific Northwest experience. Contact us to develop a custom itinerary for you and your party. Mountain: Mount Baker Route: North
per person
Monthly
Eldorado Peak, Forbidden Peak, Glacier Peak, Mount Goode, Mount Triumph, Mt. Baker, Mt. Olympus, Mt. Shuksan
Multi Day

Rock Climbing: Full Day

Spend a full day with us learning about climbing movement while being outside! Experience Rock Climbing for your first time, or practice specific technique outdoors. Let Kaf Adventures guide you while you try the ropes outdoors! Feel confident with trained instructors who climb with personal passion and are trained educators. Spend 8 hours climbing outdoors on this guided session with your friends or family. All necessary equipment is included. AGES 18+ for adult courses or 16+ with consent from a guardian and Kaf approval. 12-18 for youth courses. PREREQUISITES This is a custom course, and we will create the outcomes based upon your needs. As a result we are able to accommodate varying levels of climbing ability. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Tying into the rope Top-rope belay technique Climbing movement Climbing communication INCLUDED 8 hours of expert instruction Kaf Resources Personal climbing gear: rock shoes, harness, helmet, ropes, anchoring materials. NOT INCLUDED Transportation
per person
Weekly
Exit 38, WA; Frenchman Coulee, WA; Mount Erie, WA; Index, WA; Broughton Bluff, OR; or Smith Rock, OR
8 Hours

Rock Climbing: Half Day

Spend a half day with us learning about climbing movement while being outside! Experience Rock Climbing for your first time, or practice specific technique outdoors. Let Kaf Adventures guide you while you try the ropes outdoors! Feel confident with trained instructors who climb with personal passion and are trained educators. Spend 4 hours climbing outdoors on this guided session with your friends or family. All necessary equipment is included. AGES 18+ for adult courses or 16+ with consent from a guardian and Kaf approval. 12-18 for youth courses. PREREQUISITES This is a custom course, and we will create the outcomes based upon your needs. As a result we are able to accommodate varying levels of climbing ability. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Tying into the rope Top-rope belay technique Climbing movement Climbing communication INCLUDED 4 hours of expert instruction Kaf Resources Personal climbing gear: rock shoes, harness, helmet, ropes, anchoring materials. NOT INCLUDED
per person
Weekly
Exit 38, WA; Frenchman Coulee, WA; Mount Erie, WA; Index, WA; Broughton Bluff, OR; or Smith Rock, OR
4 Hours

Smith Rock: Weekend

Climb 3,000 Sport, Trad, and Multi-pitch Routes. Smith Rock is a world famous climbing destination located in the heart of Central Oregon, near the town of Terrebonne and close to Bend. Famous for incredible rock, warm weather and stellar scenery, there isn't much more that you'll be left wanting from Smith! Sport climbing was revolutionized at Smith Rock; the first place in the United States where rock faces were bolted, and to this day, it continues to be a world-renowned climbing destination with something for everyone. With stellar face-climbing on welded tuft, strenuous crack climbing on columnar basalt, and breathtaking views of the Oregon high desert, it's easy to wonder why you are always able to find an empty route at Smith. But luckily, you are. With over 3,000 documented routes, you will always find something new - in addition to some shade or sun, depending on what you desire! AGES
per person
Monthly
Smith Rock State Park, OR
3 Days

Yoga, Snow, & Wine: Beginner-Advanced

Bundle up and spend a day outdoors playing in the snow! Separate from your home and routine to gain a sense of serenity and calmness. Explore the softness of the snow and the contrasting light against the forest. Start your day with a grounding yoga practice indoors. Afterwards, ascend towards the mountains for a lovely beginner/intermediate trek through the forest. End the day, at our local winery (Elsom Cellars) for a glass of wine or hot drink with your new friends and a sense of accomplishment. AGES 18+ for adult courses or 16+ with consent from a guardian and Kaf approval. 12-18 for youth courses. Only those over 21 are able to consume wine. PREREQUISITES None, come as you are! WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Snowshoe technique Winter travel and navigation INCLUDED 2-3 hours of snowshoeing A 60 min yoga practice with a certified yoga instructor Snowshoes + 1 trekking pole 1 glass
per person
Monthly
The Adventure Hub & Winery, WA and Snoqualmie Pass, WA
1 Day

Yoga: Canyonlands, Spring

During this amazing journey in Canyonlands, Utah, you'll deepen your asana and meditation practice amidst the sacred red rock, turquoise sky, and sculpted canyons of the Southwest. This trip will change your life! This is a chance to connect with yourself and everything that surrounds you in one of the most spectacular landscapes on our planet. Not only will you center yourself and relax your stresses through the core, you will also learn backpacking skills, flora and fauna of the desert, and wilderness ethics. Huge open spaces, incredible rock formations, ancient pictographs, wander through creek beds and sleep on top of giant sun warmed red rock plateaus. This yoga and backpacking trip has a wonderful variety of activities, scenery and fun. Connect with a community on the same path and register now.   AGES 18+ for adult courses or 16+ with consent from a guardian and Kaf approval. 12-18 for youth courses. PREREQUISITES This
per person
Annually
Canyonlands, UT
6 Days

Youth Camp: Spring Break, Smith Rock

Spend a week climbing at Smith Rock State Park, America's first sport climbing area! Smith Rock has a plethora of climbing styles to experience: sport climbing, traditional climbing, bouldering, all on Columnar Basalt and Welded Tuff. We will camp together, climb together, learn together, and grow together. Join us to push your climbing to the next level or to experience outdoor climbing for the first time. AGES Middle school to high school aged participants. This is a parent free experience, with the exception of transportation to the climbing area. PREREQUISITES Prior indoor rock climbing experience is necessary. No outdoor rock climbing experience needed. Trip must have a minimum of 4 registered participants to run. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Belay technique Climbing movement Rappelling Cleaning anchors Mock-leading INCLUDED 5 days of climbing instruction and learning Snacks for the drive down and back. Please bring some extra money for the travel days
per person
Spring Break
Smith Rock, OR
5 Days

Youth Camp: Winter Break, California

Spend a week climbing in Bishop, California and Owens River Gorge with professional guidance from Kaf Adventures instructors. We will camp together, climb together, learn together, and grow together. Join us to push your climbing to the next level and experience an outdoor climbing road trip! This experience is designed specifically for climbers who want to push their climbing ability. AGES Middle school to high school aged participants. This is a parent free experience, with the exception of transportation to the climbing area. PREREQUISITES Prior indoor rock climbing experience is necessary. No outdoor rock climbing experience needed. Trip must have a minimum of 4 registered participants to run. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Belay technique Climbing movement Rappelling Cleaning anchors Mock-leading INCLUDED 5 days of climbing instruction and learning Snacks for the drive down and back. Please bring some extra money for the travel days (day 1 and 8) as food
per person
Winter Break
Owens River Gorge, CA
8 Days