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Climbing Course

Leading on Rock Course

Lead rock climbing course. Teaches leading on bolts, single pitch trad leading and multi-pitch climb leading.

 We teach you  to advance from a basic level climber where you followed the lead climber to where you are competently lead mid 5th class rock climbs. We teach SRENE anchor building, 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.

Course priority to graduates Kitsap Basic Climbing Course, and return Kitsap Leading on Rock students.

The Outdoor Leadership course is additionally required for graduation.

Graduation in 2024 requires 1 day participation as an instructor in the Kitsap Basic Climbing Course Activity - Basic Rock 2  (For 2024 it is scheduled for June 8 and 9).

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Intermediate Rock Climbing Lecture
Mountaineers Kitsap Program Center
Wed, Mar 6, 2024
Registration closes Feb 26
21 participants
Intermediate Rock Climbing Field Trip
McCleary Cliffs
Sat, Mar 16, 2024
Registration closes Mar 14
0 participants
2 instructors
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Fri, Mar 22, 2024
Registration closes Mar 20
9 participants
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sat, Mar 23, 2024 -
Sun, Mar 24, 2024
Registration closes Mar 28
0 participants
5 instructors
Tieton River: Royal Columns
Sat, Apr 6, 2024 -
Sun, Apr 7, 2024
Registration closes Apr 4
0 participants
3 instructors
Tieton River: Royal Columns
Sat, May 4, 2024 -
Sun, May 5, 2024
Registration closes May 2
9 participants
Sat, May 25, 2024
Registration closes May 23
1 participant
1 instructor
Sun, May 26, 2024
Registration closes May 24
4 participants
2 instructors

Additional badges needed to graduate


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.