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Climbing Course

Leading on Rock Course

Kitsap Leading on Rock Course. Teaches leading on bolts, single pitch trad lead and multi-pitch trad climb leading to give you the foundation to lead your own climbs.

We teach you what you need to know to advance from a basic level climber where you followed the lead climber to you competently lead mid 5th class rock climbs. We teach anchors,  climbing techniques, clipping bolts,  selecting trad gear, placing trad gear, block leading and swinging leads to provide you the tools to get into lead climbing.

Prerequisite: Basic Climbing Course graduation or equivalent.

The outdoor leadership course is additionally required for graduation.

Choose the lecture, the field trip to Spire Rock and 1 each of the Vantage, Tieton Royal Columns and Leavenworth field trips. 

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Intermediate Rock Climbing Lecture
Mountaineers Kitsap Program Center
Wed, Mar 6, 2024
Registration closes Feb 26
23 participants
Intermediate Rock Climbing Field Trip
McCleary Cliffs
Sun, Mar 17, 2024
Registration closes Mar 14
1 participant
1 instructor
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Fri, Mar 22, 2024
Registration closes Mar 20
7 participants
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sat, Mar 23, 2024 -
Sun, Mar 24, 2024
Registration closes Mar 28
1 participant
0 instructors
Tieton River: Royal Columns
Sat, Apr 13, 2024 -
Sun, Apr 14, 2024
Registration closes Apr 4
1 participant
0 instructors
Fri, May 31, 2024
Registration closes May 29
4 participants
0 instructors
Sat, Jun 1, 2024
Registration closes May 23
1 participant
0 instructors
Sun, Jun 2, 2024
Registration closes May 24
4 participants
0 instructors
Required Equipment

10 Essentials for the field trips.

Climbing helmet, harness, climbing shoes.

We will help you build your climbing rack during the course by trying out our gear.