Intermediate Mountaineering Course  - Bellingham

Climbing Course

Intermediate Climbing Course

The Bellingham Intermediate Mountaineering Course is a continuation of the Basic Mountaineering Course or for those climbers with equivalent experience. This course focuses on building on your knowledge while emphasizing safety, leadership and climbing instruction.

The application period for the 2022 cohort has closed. Please check back in Fall 2022 for next year's application.

Intermediate students will learn techniques such as:

  • Leading on rock or ice
  • Setting protection
  • Building anchors
  • Handling multi-pitch routes
  • Self rescue
  • AND MORE!

Please note this is a multiyear course – some course activities have prerequisites and won’t be completed the first year. View the 2023 Schedule.

Successful completion requires a significant commitment of time and effort. Graduates have the knowledge and skills to organize and lead basic-level climbs and participate in intermediate level climbs.

The Bellingham Mountaineers are committed to building and fostering a representative climbing community that reflects the spaces in which we live and recreate. We recognize that outdoor recreation has historically excluded communities of color, women and LGBTQ people. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other underrepresented communities. 

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Intermediate Water Ice (optional)
Hyalite Canyon
Fri, Jan 20, 2023 -
Sun, Jan 22, 2023
Registration closes Jan 18
3 participants
2 instructors
Intermediate Winter Mountaineering (optional)
Austin Pass (winter)
Sat, Feb 25, 2023 -
Sun, Feb 26, 2023
Registration closes Feb 23
3 participants
3 instructors
Small Party Rock Rescue (optional)
Bellingham YMCA
Sat, Mar 18, 2023 -
Sun, Mar 19, 2023
Registration closes Mar 16
2 participants
3 instructors
Intermediate Rock 1 (optional)
Leavenworth
Sat, Jun 17, 2023 -
Sun, Jun 18, 2023
Registration closes Jun 15
8 participants
3 instructors
Intermediate Rock 2 (optional)
Leavenworth
Sat, Jul 22, 2023 -
Sun, Jul 23, 2023
Registration closes Jul 20
3 participants
3 instructors
Intermediate Ice 1 & 2 (optional)
Heliotrope Ridge and Lower Coleman Glacier & Seracs
Sat, Aug 12, 2023 -
Sun, Aug 13, 2023
Registration closes Aug 10
8 participants
3 instructors
Intermediate Crevasse Rescue (optional)
Mount Baker Recreation Area
Sat, Aug 26, 2023 -
Sun, Aug 27, 2023
Registration closes Aug 24
3 participants
3 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment

This is a course for cool cats.

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.