BC Lecture #5

Lecture: Basic Climbing Course

BC Lecture #5 - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

5th lecture in Olympia's Basic Climbing course

  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

We will meet at the Tacoma Program Center at 6:30pm to 9:30pm.


This lecture focuses on rock climbing.  Topics will include: 

  • Rock climbing techniques
  • PBUS belay
  • Small-group demonstrations:  leading/following on rock, extended rappel, carabiner brake rappel, rock protection.

Students, please read/review the following in Freedom of the Hills, 9th edition:

Ch. 9 Basic safety system

Ch. 10 belaying

Ch. 11 rappelling

Ch. 12 alpine rock climbing

Ch. 13 rock protection

Ch. 14 pg. 282-283 following on rock (cleaning the pitch, transferring equipment)


Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

student manual and notes

Trip Reports