Intermediate Climbing Course   - Olympia - 2017

Climbing Course

Intermediate Climbing Course

Intermediate Climbing Course - Olympia

The intermediate climbing course provides classroom and field instruction designed to teach the techniques of safe climbing on rock, hard snow, ice, and mixed alpine terrain. Leadership and safety skills are major components of the course. The Olympia intermediate climbing course is offered in a module format that includes instruction on winter mountaineering including emergency shelter construction and avalanche safety and rescue; leading on rock including setting pro, building and equalizing anchors, swinging leads and self-rescue; hard snow and glacier travel including German and French technique; and vertical ice climbing including the placing of ice screws and swinging leads on 60+ degree ice.

For more information and dates go to click on course and then Intermediate.


Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Intermediate Climbing Course Orientation
Cirque Climbing Gym
Thu, Jan 9, 2020
Registration closes Jan 7
10 participants
2 instructors
Intermediate Climbing Course Qualifier
Cirque Climbing Gym
Sat, Feb 1, 2020
Registration closes Jan 30
7 participants
2 instructors
Winter Mountaineering
Red Mountain (Commonwealth Basin)
Sat, Feb 22, 2020
Registration closes Feb 20
9 participants
0 instructors
Rock I Lecture
Private Residence
Thu, May 28, 2020
Registration closes May 26
9 participants
4 instructors
Intermediate Rock Field Trip 1
Sat, Jun 6, 2020 -
Sun, Jun 7, 2020
Registration closes Jun 4
6 participants
2 instructors
Rock II Lecture
Private Residence
Thu, Jun 18, 2020
Registration closes Jun 16
7 participants
3 instructors
Intermediate Rock Field Trip 2
Sat, Jun 20, 2020 -
Sun, Jun 21, 2020
Registration closes Jun 18
6 participants
2 instructors
Olympia Intermediate Hard Snow
Panorama Point
Sat, Jul 11, 2020
Registration closes Jul 9
8 participants
0 instructors
Ice I Lecture
Tacoma Program Center
Tue, Aug 18, 2020
Registration closes Aug 16
9 participants
0 instructors
Olympia Intermediate Ice 1 Field Trip
Heliotrope Ridge and Lower Coleman Glacier & Seracs
Sat, Aug 22, 2020 -
Sun, Aug 23, 2020
Registration closes Aug 20
8 participants
0 instructors
Olympia Intermediate Ice Field Trip 2
Observation Rock/North Face
Sat, Sep 12, 2020 -
Sun, Sep 13, 2020
Registration closes Sep 10
9 participants
0 instructors

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Course Materials

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