Basic Climbing Course   - Olympia - 2017

Climbing Course

Basic Climbing Course

Basic Climbing Course - Olympia 2017

Info
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The Olympia Basic Climbing Course is a one to two year course, students are STRONGLY encouraged to complete the lectures and field trips the first year. Graduates will learn the skills to safely climb rock, snow, and glaciated peaks in Pacific Northwest. To graduate participants must ATTEND all lectures and field trips, successfully COMPLETE a conditioner, 3 experience climbs, our Mountaineering Orientated First Aid class, Navigation course and a Stewardship project. The text is Freedom of the Hills Ed#8 and is included in the course fee. Wilderness Skills is a PREREQUISITE for this course and you are automatically enrolled in Wilderness Skills at no extra charge when you enroll in the climbing course(do not register on-line for Wilderness Skills, as you will be charged a separate fee). For more information see the Olympia Basic Climbing Course page. 

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
BC Field Trip #2: Belay Practice
Priest Point Park
Sun, Mar 3, 2019
Registration closed Mar 1
4 participants
2 instructors
BC Lecture #3: Mountain Hazards
Lacey Community Center
Tue, Mar 12, 2019
Registration closed Mar 10
11 participants
10 instructors
BC Field Trip #5: Rock Fundamentals
Tacoma Program Center
Sat, May 4, 2019
Registration closed May 2
8 participants
2 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Sun, May 5, 2019
Registration closed May 3
7 participants
6 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Sat, May 2, 2020
Registration closed Jan 23
21 participants
23 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Sun, May 3, 2020
Registration closed Jan 23
22 participants
23 instructors
BC Field Trip #3: Snow Travel
Paradise
Sat, Mar 21, 2020
Registration closed Jan 23
6 participants
4 instructors
BC Lecture #4: Risk Management
Lacey Community Center
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Registration closed Jan 23
21 participants
25 instructors
BC Activity: Rock Gym Climbing Night (optional)
Cirque Climbing Gym
Sun, Apr 12, 2020
Registration closed Apr 10
24 participants
10 instructors
BC Lecture #5: Intro to Rock Climbing
Lacey Community Center
Tue, Apr 21, 2020
Registration closed Jan 23
24 participants
24 instructors
BC Instructor Review #2 (optional)
Lacey Community Center
Tue, Apr 28, 2020
Registration closed Apr 28
40 participants
BC Activity: Rock Climbing Practice (optional)
SPIRE Rock
Sun, May 10, 2020
Registration closed May 8
44 participants
15 instructors
BC Field Trip #6: Rock Weekend
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sat, May 16, 2020
Registration closed Jan 23
23 participants
23 instructors
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sun, May 17, 2020
Registration closed Jan 23
22 participants
23 instructors
BC Lecture #6: Crevasse Rescue Practice
Tumwater Historical Park
Tue, May 26, 2020
Registration closed Jan 23
37 participants
30 instructors
BC Field Trip #7: Crevasse Rescue
Mount Baker Recreation Area
Sat, May 30, 2020 -
Sun, May 31, 2020
Registration closed Jan 23
37 participants
20 instructors
BC Final Written Exam
Lacey Community Center
Tue, Jun 16, 2020
Registration closed Jan 23
44 participants
15 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment

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Course Materials

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