Alpine Rock Course - Seattle - 2018

Climbing Course

Alpine Rock Course

Alpine Rock Course

This course teaches alpine rock skills and techniques tailored to committing alpine rock objectives in the Pacific Northwest.  It is designed for climbers who wish to pursue Grade IV and V alpine rock routes, such as the Complete North Ridge of Mt. Stuart, Backbone Ridge on Dragontail Peak, and the NE Buttress on Slesse.

The course is well suited for climbers  with experience on ice, snow, and especially rock.  Students need to be comfortable leading crag routes 5.8 trad or higher, and have completed the Rock Modules or possess equivalent experience.  Alpine climbing and scrambling experience is necessary. Additional consideration is given to those with a good history of volunteerism.

Students learn and apply new skills at five evening sessions at the Program Center, followed by trips to Squamish, Leavenworth and Washington Pass. Students graduate by planning and executing a final Grade IV or V, 5.8 or harder alpine rock climb.

 

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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Practice Session
Seattle Program Center
Tue, May 28, 2019
Registration closes May 26
0 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jun 5, 2019
Registration closes Jun 3
0 participants
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Registration closes Jun 10
0 participants
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jun 19, 2019
Registration closes Jun 17
0 participants
0 instructors
Field Trip
Squamish
Sat, Jun 8, 2019 -
Sun, Jun 9, 2019
Registration closes Jun 6
5 participants
1 instructor
Index Town Walls
Sat, Jun 22, 2019
Registration opens May 20; Instructor registration open now
4 participants
1 instructor
Leavenworth
Sat, Jun 22, 2019
Registration closes Jun 20
4 participants
0 instructors
Index Town Walls
Sun, Jun 23, 2019
Registration opens May 20; Instructor registration open now
4 participants
1 instructor
Leavenworth
Sun, Jun 23, 2019
Registration closes Jun 21
4 participants
0 instructors
Squamish
Sat, Jun 29, 2019 -
Sun, Jun 30, 2019
Registration opens May 20; Instructor registration open now
0 participants
0 instructors
Wine Spires
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 -
Sun, Jul 28, 2019
Registration opens May 20; Instructor registration open now
0 participants
0 instructors
Liberty Bell/Northwest Face
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 -
Sun, Jul 28, 2019
Registration opens May 20; Instructor registration open now
0 participants
0 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment
  • Gear needed for a multipitch trad rock climb, such as trad rack, rope, etc.
  • Assisted breaking device, such as GriGri, MegaJul, etc.
  • Progress caption device, such as Micro Traxion, Tibloc, etc.
  • 18-22' rigging material, such as 5.5mm Techcord, 7mm Nylon cordelette, etc.

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Course Materials

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