Intermediate Climbing Course   - Olympia - 2017

Climbing Course

Intermediate Climbing Course

Intermediate Climbing Course - Olympia

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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 Qualifier
Cirque Climbing Gym
Sun, Feb 6, 2022
Registration closes Feb 4
11 participants
Winter Mountaineering
Red Mountain (Commonwealth Basin)
Sat, Feb 26, 2022 -
Sun, Feb 27, 2022
Registration closes Feb 24
7 participants
Rock I Lecture
Online Classroom
Tue, May 17, 2022
Registration closes May 15
8 participants
Intermediate Rock Field Trip 1
Sat, May 21, 2022 -
Sun, May 22, 2022
Registration closes May 19
7 participants
Rock II Lecture
Private Residence
Tue, May 31, 2022
Registration closes May 29
8 participants
Intermediate Rock Field Trip 2
Sat, Jun 4, 2022 -
Sun, Jun 5, 2022
Registration closes Jun 2
7 participants
Olympia Intermediate Hard Snow
Panorama Point
Sat, Jul 16, 2022
Registration closes Jul 14
8 participants
Olympia Intermediate Ice 1 Field Trip
Heliotrope Ridge and Lower Coleman Glacier & Seracs
Sat, Sep 24, 2022 -
Sun, Sep 25, 2022
Registration closes Sep 22
7 participants
Olympia Intermediate Ice Field Trip 2
Heliotrope Ridge and Lower Coleman Glacier & Seracs
Sat, Oct 1, 2022 -
Sun, Oct 2, 2022
Registration closes Sep 29
7 participants

Additional badges needed to graduate


Course Materials

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