This advanced multi pitch efficiency course is designed to help the 5.8 trad climber push their grade into the 5.9-5.10’s, move into longer routes and learn more advanced techniques for moving efficiently through a route in a group of 2 or more climbers. You must be climbing comfortably in the 5.8 trad range to place an application. Concepts that will be covered in this course include, belaying off the anchor with an auto blocking device for 1 or 2 climbers, rope and gear management at the belay and for rappelling, extending the rappel and other tricks to make rappelling easier on hard terrain. Applicants will also have the opportunity to climb world class multi pitch routes at Squamish B.C. Advanced crack climbing and slab climbing techniques will be offered.
Applications for this course open up March 26th and closes June 15th 2012. This course will include one evening skills review practice to be held at the Seattle branch clubhouse in Magnuson Park on Thurs. July 12th from 6:30-9:30PM and one evening session July 19th from 6:30-9 to discuss logistics for traveling to Squamish BC and camping. The long weekend course in Squamish BC begins on Sat. July 28th and will run thru Tuesday July 31st. Students must arrive on the evening of Friday July 27th. Students will need to provide their own transportation to and from Squamish and have a current US passport or enhanced driver’s license which is required to cross the border.
You should plan for expenses to camp, shower (optional) and purchase food while in Canada. Each participant should have their own personal climbing gear and rack. Ropes can/will be provided.
Sign up for this course is by leader permission only. Please fill out and submit the application. Letters of acceptance will be sent as the applications are reviewed and accepted. If you have any questions please submit them to Loniuchytil@msn.com.