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Climbing Course

Mixed Climbing

Introduction to mixed climbing

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Application Submissions: June 7 - June 14, 2021

Application Results Published: July  1, 2021

Cancellation: Refund minus $10 by September 7, 2021

This course introduces concepts to mixed climbing. Over the course of a few months, students will get the opportunity to mixed climb on a variety of surfaces, culminating  in a winter mixed climb.


  • Learning about gear for mixed climbing
  • Mixed Climbing techniques, including pick placements, footwork, movement, and strategy
  • Ethics and where to go climbing
  • Optional Emergency Bivy

Course  Sessions include

  • Kick off
  • Dry Tooling at the Seattle Program Center
  • Climbing at Issaquah Rock/Cougar Crag
  • Climbing at Wayne's World
  • Overnight Trip in Leavenworth (and optional emergency bivy)


  • Single and Multipitch Trad (or equivalent ie Leading on Trad, Leading on Rock, Crag Course) Climbing Course/Experience 
  • Alpine Ice or Water Ice Course/Experience
  • Self Rescue  preferred, but not required
  • Minimum of 2 Intermediate Alpine Rock climbs
  • Minimum of 2 Alpine or Water Ice Climbs
  • Minimum of 3 volunteer days in the last year helping with Basic or Intermediate Climbing Course  (Foothills preferred)


  • Applications for this course will be accepted August 1-7th
  • Acceptances will be sent by August 21st
Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
FT 3 - Advanced Dry Tooling Techniques
Exit 38
Sat, Dec 11, 2021
Registration closes Dec 9
6 participants
6 instructors
FT 4 - Overnight Mixed Climbing
Sat, Jan 22, 2022 -
Sun, Jan 23, 2022
Registration closes Jan 21
6 participants
6 instructors
Required Equipment
  • Technical Alpine Tools with appropriate picks
  • Steel Crampons
  • Shatterproof Eye protection
  • Pitons x 6 (2 of each size)
Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.