Everett Branch Sport Climbing Program

Everett Branch Sport Climbing Program

This course will teach you the skills to safely lead on sport (bolted) routes. Instruction includes clipping, anchors, rappelling, and climbing techniques. The course is suggested for gym climbers and scramblers, and Basic Grads who want to further develop their rock skills and learn to lead.

This course will teach you the skills to safely lead on sport (bolted) routes. Instruction includes clipping, anchors, rappelling, and climbing techniques. The course is suggested for gym climbers and scramblers, and Basic Grads who want to further develop their rock skills and learn to lead.

Prerequisites

Applicants must know how to belay. The following proof will be accepted: A Belay Card certificate from any Climbing Gym, a certificate of graduation from the Basic Climbing Course, equivalency status, or have at least passed the Final Exam.

Note that Basic Climbing Course graduation is not a prerequisite.

Equipment

Six quickdraws and /or, slings, clothing, pack, helmet, carabiners, a rope and a variety of other gear.

Registration

Applicants will be informed whether they have been accepted into the course. To register, request an application by sending an email to Trystan Williams, trystan@trystan.org or the Intermediate Climbing Chair, Climbing_Intermediate@EverettMountaineers.com. The course fee is due on the day of the lecture. Do not send fee until you have been notified that you have been accepted into the course.

Textbooks

Sport Climbing: From Top Rope To Redpoint, Techniques for Climbing Success, Andrew Bisharat (2009). 
Optional: How to Rock Climb: Sport Climbing, John Long, Falcon Press.

2015 Schedule

  • Aug 22: Field Trip 1, Seattle Program Center
  • Aug 29: Field Trip 2, Mt. Erie
  • Sep 19-20: Field Trip 3, Vantage
  • Informal and/or make-up day at 2015 Climber's Rendezvous

Graduation

Successful completion of all field trips.