The Olympia Basic Climbing Course is a one to two year course, students are STRONGLY encouraged to complete the lectures and field trips the first year. Graduates will learn the skills to safely climb rock, snow, and glaciated peaks in Pacific Northwest. To graduate participants must ATTEND all lectures and field trips, successfully COMPLETE 3 experience climbs, our Mountaineering Orientated First Aid class, and a Stewardship project. The text is Freedom of the Hills Ed#8 and is included in the course fee. Wilderness Skills is a PREREQUISITE for this course and you are automaticaly enrolled in Wilderness Skills at no extra charge when you enroll in the climbing course(do not register on-line for Wilderness Skills, as you will be charged a separate fee). For more information see the Olympia Basic Climbing Course page.
Do not register for Basic Climbing after the start of Wilderness Skills unless you have recently taken the course or have obtained an equivalency.