Intermediate Essentials - Kitsap - Kitsap - 2019

Climbing Course

Intermediate Essentials - Kitsap

The first module of the Kitsap branch Intermediate Climbing Course, which includes an evaluation of basic skills, leadership, anchors and the first part of self rescue training.

This course is the Intermediate Essentials Module of the Kitsap branch Intermediate Climbing Course. If you are signed up for the intermediate package course, you do not need to sign up for this course. You will be automatically enrolled your first year as part of the package course. Continuing students should contact the course admins to be added to field trips.

The Kitsap Mountaineers' Intermediate Alpine Climbing Course is a leadership development course that will teach you the techniques necessary to safely lead climb rock, snow, and alpine ice (not water ice). Course graduates will have the knowledge and skills to organize and lead basic-level climbs and to participate in intermediate-level alpine, rock, and ice climbs.  If you want to sign up for the entire intermediate course please do not sign up for this course, rather, sign up for the intermediate package course.


  1. Completion of the Mountaineers' Basic Alpine Climbing Course or Basic Equivalency.
  2. Membership in The Mountaineers.
  3. Mountaineering Oriented First Aid or Wilderness First Aid or equivalent (needs to be current by the Rescue Methods field trip of the Intermediate Essentials Module).

2019 Course Schedule (subject to change) 

Intermediate Essentials Module:

Intermediate overview, teaching and leadership lecture (evening)  01/02/2019     

Intermediate Evaluation (One day)    1/5/2019       

Leadership Seminar (One day) 1/6/2019

Ropes and Anchors lecture (evening)   1/23/2019

Ropes and Anchors (One day)   1/26/2019       

Rescue Methods lecture (evening)   2/6/2019 

Rescue Methods 1 (One day)  2/9/2019

How to Register

Students who register for the full intermediate package course will automatically be registered for this module their first year in the course. For continuing students, contact the course admins to be added to individual field trips (as students) or register as an instructor to assist with field trips.

Students who wish to take this module separately, register and pay on line at  Note that you are not officially admitted to the course until you successfully complete the Intermediate Evaluation field trip. You have one week after the Intermediate Evaluation to drop the course and request a partial refund, after which no refunds will be given.

  • Intermediate Essentials Module
  • Prerequisites:
  1. Membership in the Mountaineers
  2. Basic climbing course or equivalent
  • Opportunities:
  1. Meets the educational requirements to apply for scramble leadership
  2. Enables graduates to lead ropes on glacier climbs with the Kitsap Branch


Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Equipment needs will be discussed at the first classroom session.

Course Materials

You must register for this course to see course materials.