Traditional Climbing Course - Field Trip #2

Field trip: Traditional Climbing Course

Traditional Climbing Course - Field Trip #2 - Squamish

Review FT #1 lessons and begin mock lead and lead trad routes

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Fri, Jul 16, 2021 — Sun, Jul 18, 2021
  • Traditional Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Rock Climb
  • Adults
  • Crag Rock Climb
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Instructors will send e-mail prior to field trip

If the boarder is not open by this date, the back-up plan is 8/27-29/2021. Please make sure you are available for both dates as this is a requirement to graduate.

  1. Demonstrate how to make crack gloves
  2. Demonstrate how to remove nuts and tricams and various other cams
  3. Discuss various types of cracks
  4. crack sizes 
  5. type of rock (smooth v. textured)
  6. flared cracks
  7. Offwidth
  8. Parallel and horizontal cracks
  9. cam walking in cracks
  10. Split up into teams with instructors and practice building trad anchors.
  11. Mock lead and lead sport and trad routes
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See e-mail from instructors

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