Alpine Rock Course - Seattle - 2017

Climbing Course

Alpine Rock Course

Alpine Rock Course

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This course teaches advanced alpine rock skills and techniques to climbers who wish to pursue moderate to hard alpine rock objectives. Students learn and apply new skills on artificial walls, then transition to rock environments. Rock objectives include areas in Leavenworth, Squamish, and Washington Pass. The students then organize and lead appropriate alpine rock objectives, such as routes on Slesse, Dragontail, and Stuart.  Students have two full seasons to complete alpine rock climbs and finish the course.

The course is well suited for members who are comfortable leading 5.7 or higher trad multipitch climbs, have climbed 3 or more Grade III rock climbs, and have alpine climbing experience.


Please make sure to check the schedule and ensure that you can attend ALL sessions and field trips.  There will be no makeup dates.

For more information, our blog, and our schedule go to our Course Website.

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Standard alpine/rock climbing gear, to include:

  • Grigri
  • Progressive Capture Device (Microtraxion is best)
  • Tibloc
Course Materials

You must register for this course to see course materials.