Basic Climbing Course   - Olympia - 2017

Climbing Course

Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Basic Climbing Course - Olympia 2017

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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
Required Equipment


Course Materials

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