Intermediate Alpine Climbing Essentials - Kitsap

Climbing Course

Intermediate Alpine Climbing Essentials

The first module of the Kitsap branch Intermediate Climbing Course, which includes a review and evaluation of basic skills, leadership, building climbing anchors and the first section of climbing 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.

Prerequisites

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

2020 Course Schedule (subject to change) 

Intermediate Essentials Module:

Intermediate overview, teaching and leadership lecture (evening)  1/23/2020    

Intermediate Evaluation (One day)    1/25/2020       

Leadership Seminar (One day) TBD

Ropes and Anchors lecture (evening) TBD

Ropes and Anchors (One day) TBD       

Rescue Methods lecture (evening) TBD 

Rescue Methods 1 (One day)  TBD

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 should register and pay online at Mountaineers.org.  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 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
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Lecture - Intermediate Overview, Teaching and Leadership
Mountaineers Kitsap Program Center
Thu, Jan 23, 2020
Registration closes Jan 13
6 participants
3 instructors
Intermediate Evaluation
Green Mountain: Gold Creek Trail
Sun, Jan 26, 2020
Registration closes Jan 20
6 participants
5 instructors
Outdoor Leadership
Mountaineers Kitsap Program Center
Tue, Jan 28, 2020
Registration closes Jan 26
26 participants
2 instructors
Intermediate Climbing Lecture - Ropes and Anchors
Mountaineers Kitsap Program Center
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
Registration closes Jan 20
6 participants
3 instructors
Intermediate Ropes and Anchors
SPIRE Rock
Sat, Feb 29, 2020
Registration closes Jan 20
7 participants
3 instructors
Intermediate Climbing Lecture - Rescue Methods 1
Mountaineers Kitsap Program Center
Tue, Mar 17, 2020
Registration closes Mar 15
6 participants
2 instructors
Intermediate Rescue Methods Field Trip
Green Mountain: Gold Creek Trail
Sat, Mar 21, 2020
Registration closes Mar 19
6 participants
2 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment

Equipment needs will be discussed at the first classroom session.

Course Materials

You must register for this course to see course materials.