Basic Alpine Climbing Course - Seattle - 2014

Climbing Course

Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Basic Alpine Climbing Course - Seattle

Info
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 course.

2014 Basic Students - Reminder.  The 2014 Seattle Climbers Reunion takes place on Friday, October 17, beginning at 6pm.   Bring a food item to share with others if possible.  Beverages will be provided by the Climbing Committee.

Update September 2014:  The 2014 Basic Alpine Course  is nearly at an end.  The 2015 course registration began on October 1st, 2014.  Registration for the 2015 course is still available.

Note: THE COURSE IS FULL FOR THE 2014 CLASS and we are no longer accepting applications. Registration is still open only to allow those applicants who have been accepted an opportunity to register. This course requires an application and approval before registration. Sorry, but no more applications will be accepted for the 2014 course. You might consider the Basic Climbing courses offered by the other Mountaineers branches, or Seattle's excellent Alpine Scramble course.

The Basic Alpine Climbing Course is a year-long program preparing students to be solid and competent climbers reaching rock and glacier summits of the Pacific Northwest. The course format is a combination of class lectures, in-town field trips, small group instruction at local crags and alpine climbs in the mountains during the summer. The course includes 5 lectures and 7 field trips plus readings. After the "in town" training, students start going on climbs, always with carefully selected, experienced leaders. A reasonable level of physical fitness is required.

Skills taught include belaying, rappelling, rope handling, 5th class rock climbing, snow climbing, glacier travel, back-country camping including on snow, guidance on gear purchases and conditioning, and more - lots more.

The course is a significant time commitment and also requires the purchase of several hundred dollars of clothing and equipment, especially for those who do not already have hiking or backpacking gear. Even those who have some equipment already can expect to spend at least $500 on gear, and the course fee is $550. Not all things need to be purchased right away, however, and some things can be rented from local mountain shops or borrowed from friends. But be aware our course requires an investment of both time and money. Some things to keep in mind: This is not rock climbing at the crags, it's summit-oriented alpine climbing in the mountains on rock, snow and glaciers. There are no refunds beyond the first class meeting in January. (see FAQ at http://sbca.mountaineers.org/)

Alpine climbing with The Mountaineers is an awesome opportunity to confidently and competently visit places where few can go; to experience levels of instant trust, bonding, and community not commonly experienced in everyday life, all while pushing your physical limits and achieving personal goals. Welcome to your new adventures. We look forward to sharing them with you.

The Basic Alpine Climbing Course is a year-long program preparing students to be solid and competent climbers reaching rock and glacier summits of the Pacific Northwest. The course format is a combination of class lectures, in-town field trips, small group instruction at local crags and alpine climbs in the mountains during the summer. The course includes 5 lectures and 7 field trips plus readings. After the "in town" training, students start going on climbs, always with carefully selected, experienced leaders. A reasonable level of physical fitness is required. Skills taught include belaying, rappelling, rope handling, 5th class rock climbing, snow climbing, glacier travel, back-country camping including on snow, guidance on gear purchases and conditioning, and more - lots more. The course is a significant time commitment and also requires the purchase of several hundred dollars of clothing and equipment, especially for those who do not already have hiking or backpacking gear. Even those who have some equipment already can expect to spend at least $500 on gear, and the course fee is $550. Not all things need to be purchased right away, however, and some things can be rented from local mountain shops or borrowed from friends. But be aware our course requires an investment of both time and money. Some things to keep in mind: This is not rock climbing at the crags, it's summit-oriented alpine climbing in the mountains on rock, snow and glaciers. There are no refunds beyond the first class meeting in January. (see FAQ at http://sbca.mountaineers.org/) Alpine climbing with The Mountaineers is an awesome opportunity to confidently and competently visit places where few can go; to experience levels of instant trust, bonding, and community not commonly experienced in everyday life, all while pushing your physical limits and achieving personal goals. Welcome to your new adventures. We look forward to sharing them with you.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Seattle Basic Climbing Lecture #0 - Meet & Greet
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Dec 6, 2014
Registration closed Dec 6
47 participants
22 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Dec 6, 2015
Registration closed Dec 6
53 participants
6 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Dec 4, 2016
Registration closed Dec 2
42 participants
13 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Dec 3, 2017
Registration closed Dec 1
20 participants
5 instructors on waitlist
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Dec 8, 2019
Registration closed Dec 6
3 participants
3 instructors
Seattle Basic Climbing - Optional Student Skills Practice (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Dec 8, 2014
Registration closed Dec 8
170 participants
29 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Dec 15, 2014
Registration closed Dec 15
136 participants
39 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Jan 5, 2015
Registration closed Jan 5
92 participants
38 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jan 13, 2015
Registration closed Jan 13
97 participants
39 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Jan 19, 2015
Registration closed Jan 19
62 participants
18 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Registration closed Jan 27
106 participants
37 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Feb 3, 2015
Registration closed Feb 3
75 participants
26 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Feb 9, 2015
Registration closed Feb 9
70 participants
36 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Feb 16, 2015
Registration closed Feb 16
70 participants
39 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Feb 23, 2015
Registration closed Feb 21
77 participants
32 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Mar 2, 2015
Registration closed Mar 2
77 participants
39 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Mar 9, 2015
Registration closed Mar 9
77 participants
39 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Mar 16, 2015
Registration closed Mar 16
76 participants
39 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Mar 23, 2015
Registration closed Mar 23
76 participants
38 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Mar 30, 2015
Registration closed Mar 30
78 participants
39 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Apr 6, 2015
Registration closed Apr 4
7 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Apr 13, 2015
Registration closed Apr 11
5 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Apr 20, 2015
Registration closed Apr 18
8 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Apr 27, 2015
Registration closed Apr 25
119 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, May 4, 2015
Registration closed May 2
119 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, May 11, 2015
Registration closed May 9
116 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, May 18, 2015
Registration closed May 16
115 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Dec 7, 2015
Registration closed Dec 7
77 participants
15 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Dec 14, 2015
Registration closed Dec 14
59 participants
12 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Dec 21, 2015
Registration closed Dec 21
73 participants
15 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Jan 4, 2016
Registration closed Jan 4
74 participants
12 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Jan 11, 2016
Registration closed Jan 9
79 participants
13 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Jan 18, 2016
Registration closed Jan 16
72 participants
7 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Jan 25, 2016
Registration closed Jan 25
83 participants
26 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Feb 1, 2016
Registration closed Feb 1
71 participants
27 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Feb 8, 2016
Registration closed Feb 6
81 participants
29 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Registration closed Feb 10
1 participant
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Feb 15, 2016
Registration closed Feb 13
86 participants
32 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Feb 22, 2016
Registration closed Feb 20
84 participants
31 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Feb 29, 2016
Registration closed Feb 27
86 participants
31 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Mar 7, 2016
Registration closed Mar 5
85 participants
31 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Mar 14, 2016
Registration closed Mar 12
84 participants
29 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Mar 21, 2016
Registration closed Mar 19
85 participants
31 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Mar 28, 2016
Registration closed Mar 26
86 participants
32 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Apr 4, 2016
Registration closed Apr 2
86 participants
32 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Apr 11, 2016
Registration closed Apr 9
85 participants
31 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Apr 18, 2016
Registration closed Apr 16
86 participants
31 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Apr 25, 2016
Registration closed Apr 23
85 participants
32 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, May 9, 2016
Registration closed May 7
81 participants
32 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, May 16, 2016
Registration closed May 14
82 participants
32 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, May 23, 2016
Registration closed May 21
84 participants
32 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Dec 5, 2016
Registration closed Dec 3
25 participants
2 instructors on waitlist
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Dec 12, 2016
Registration closed Dec 10
20 participants
2 instructors on waitlist
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Dec 19, 2016
Registration closed Dec 17
23 participants
1 instructor on waitlist
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Registration closed Jan 21
17 participants
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jan 26, 2017
Registration closed Jan 23
28 participants
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Feb 8, 2017
Registration closed Feb 6
30 participants
3 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Feb 13, 2017
Registration closed Feb 11
25 participants
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Registration closed Feb 13
28 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Registration closed Feb 18
27 participants
3 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Registration closed Feb 20
30 participants
4 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Registration closed Mar 11
86 participants
8 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Mar 15, 2017
Registration closed Mar 13
89 participants
10 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Registration closed Mar 18
88 participants
10 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Registration closed Mar 20
87 participants
8 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Mar 27, 2017
Registration closed Mar 25
87 participants
31 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Apr 3, 2017
Registration closed Apr 1
83 participants
32 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Registration closed Apr 15
49 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, May 1, 2017
Registration closed Apr 29
49 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, May 8, 2017
Registration closed May 6
48 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, May 15, 2017
Registration closed May 13
45 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, May 22, 2017
Registration closed May 20
53 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Registration closed Dec 9
64 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Dec 18, 2017
Registration closed Dec 16
64 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Jan 8, 2018
Registration closed Jan 6
44 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Jan 15, 2018
Registration closed Jan 13
53 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Jan 22, 2018
Registration closed Jan 20
53 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Jan 29, 2018
Registration closed Jan 27
48 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Apr 1, 2019
Registration closed Mar 30
98 participants
12 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Registration closed Apr 20
97 participants
15 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Dec 9, 2019
Registration closed Dec 7
101 participants
23 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Dec 16, 2019
Registration closes Dec 14
34 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Jan 6, 2020
Registration closed Jan 4
100 participants
21 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Jan 20, 2020
Registration closed Jan 18
110 participants
21 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Jan 27, 2020
Registration closed Jan 25
117 participants
23 instructors
Vertical World Redmond
Mon, Jan 27, 2020
Registration closed Jan 25
0 participants
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Feb 3, 2020
Registration closed Feb 1
106 participants
21 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Feb 10, 2020
Registration closed Feb 8
111 participants
17 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Feb 17, 2020
Registration closed Feb 17
114 participants
21 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Feb 24, 2020
Registration closed Feb 22
113 participants
23 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Mar 2, 2020
Registration closed Feb 29
106 participants
24 instructors
Seattle Basic Climbing Lecture #1 - Course Introduction, Top-rope Belay/Lower, & Rope Ascending
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jan 7, 2015
Registration closed Jan 7
11 participants
7 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jan 6, 2016
Registration closed Jan 4
40 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jan 4, 2017
Registration closed Jan 4
45 participants
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jan 3, 2018
Registration closed Jan 1
10 participants
16 instructors
Seattle SIG Practices and Conditioners (optional)
Vertical World Redmond
Thu, Jan 8, 2015
Registration closed Jan 7
2 participants
0 instructors
Camp Long
Sat, Jan 17, 2015
Registration closed Jan 16
3 participants
2 instructors
Mailbox Peak
Fri, Jan 23, 2015
Registration closed Jan 21
7 participants
2 instructors
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Sat, Jan 24, 2015
Registration closed Jan 22
9 participants
Cougar Mountain Crag
Sat, Jan 31, 2015
Registration closed Jan 30
0 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Jan 31, 2015
Registration closed Jan 29
6 participants
Mount Si Main Trail
Sat, Feb 7, 2015
Registration closed Feb 5
8 participants
Mount Si Main Trail
Sun, Feb 8, 2015
Registration closed Feb 6
5 participants
1 instructor
Cougar Mountain Crag
Sun, Feb 8, 2015
Registration closed Feb 7
4 participants
2 instructors
Discovery Park
Thu, Feb 12, 2015
Registration closed Feb 12
2 participants
Mailbox Peak
Sat, Feb 28, 2015
Registration closed Feb 26
7 participants
Paradise
Sun, Apr 12, 2015
Registration closed Apr 10
0 participants
3 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Apr 22, 2015
Registration closed Apr 22
11 participants
1 instructor
Leavenworth
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 -
Sun, Apr 26, 2015
Registration closed Apr 24
12 participants
13 instructors
Leavenworth
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 -
Sun, Apr 26, 2015
Registration closed Apr 24
4 participants
5 instructors
Mailbox Peak
Sun, Mar 13, 2016
Registration closed Mar 11
7 participants
Putrid Pete's Peak
Sun, Apr 10, 2016
Registration closed Apr 8
0 participants
0 instructors
Putrid Pete's Peak
Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Registration closed Apr 15
0 participants
0 instructors
Leavenworth
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 -
Sun, Apr 24, 2016
Registration closed Apr 22
4 participants
3 instructors
Mount Si Old Trail
Thu, May 12, 2016
Registration closed May 10
7 participants
Wallace Falls Loop
Sat, Jan 7, 2017
Registration closed Jan 5
8 participants
1 instructor
Mailbox Peak (winter)
Sun, Mar 5, 2017
Registration closed Mar 3
11 participants
Exit 32
Sat, Apr 15, 2017
Registration closed Apr 11
4 participants
Mount Si Main Trail
Tue, May 2, 2017
Registration closed Apr 30
0 participants
Mount Si Main Trail
Mon, May 8, 2017
Registration closed May 6
2 participants
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Sat, Jan 6, 2018
Registration closed Jan 4
8 participants
0 instructors
Mailbox Peak
Sat, Jan 20, 2018
Registration closed Jan 18
5 participants
Mailbox Peak (winter)
Sat, Jan 27, 2018
Registration closed Jan 26
6 participants
Mount Si Main Trail
Sun, Feb 11, 2018
Registration closed Feb 9
7 participants
Mailbox Peak
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Registration closed Feb 16
3 participants
Mount Si Old Trail
Sun, Mar 11, 2018
Registration closed Mar 9
6 participants
West Tiger Mountain No. 3
Fri, Apr 27, 2018
Registration closed Apr 25
11 participants
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Mon, Dec 10, 2018
Registration closed Dec 8
4 participants
West Tiger Mountain No. 3
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
Registration closed Jan 13
6 participants
0 instructors
Mount Si Main Trail
Sun, Jan 20, 2019
Registration closed Jan 18
2 participants
0 instructors
Little Si
Thu, Feb 7, 2019
Registration closed Feb 5
6 participants
0 instructors
Mount Si Old Trail
Sun, Feb 24, 2019
Registration closed Feb 22
4 participants
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Thu, Feb 28, 2019
Registration closed Feb 26
2 participants
0 instructors
Rattlesnake Ledge
Thu, Mar 7, 2019
Registration closed Mar 5
6 participants
0 instructors
Silver Peak
Sat, Mar 16, 2019
Registration closed Mar 14
4 participants
Mount Si Main Trail
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Registration closed Mar 17
1 participant
0 instructors
Mount Si Main Trail
Thu, Apr 4, 2019
Registration closed Apr 2
10 participants
0 instructors
Mount Si Old Trail
Sat, Jan 11, 2020
Registration closed Jan 10
4 participants
Mount Si Main Trail
Sat, Jan 25, 2020
Registration closed Jan 23
4 participants
0 instructors
Mount Washington (Snoqualmie, winter)
Sat, Feb 8, 2020
Registration closed Feb 6
7 participants
1 instructor
Mount Si Old Trail
Thu, Feb 13, 2020
Registration closed Feb 11
4 participants
1 instructor
Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)
Sun, Mar 15, 2020
Registration closed Mar 13
0 participants
Vertical World Redmond
Fri, Mar 20, 2020
Registration closed Mar 18
1 participant
Online Classroom
Thu, Jul 9, 2020
Registration closed Jul 7
4 participants
Online Classroom
Thu, Jul 23, 2020
Registration closed Jul 21
2 participants
Glacier Basin (Mount Rainier)
Fri, Jul 31, 2020
Registration closed Jul 23
2 participants on waitlist
Online Classroom
Thu, Aug 6, 2020
Registration closed Aug 4
2 participants
Seattle Basic Climbing Lecture #2 - Rappels, Belays, & Anchors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Feb 4, 2015
Registration closed Feb 4
23 participants
8 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Feb 3, 2016
Registration closed Feb 1
37 participants
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Feb 1, 2017
Registration closed Jan 30
37 participants
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
Registration closed Jan 28
25 participants
10 instructors
Seattle Basic SIG ROCK FT (Rock Climbing, Belay, Rappel, & Anchors)
Exit 32
Sun, Mar 8, 2015
Registration closed Mar 7
8 participants
1 instructor
Mount Erie
Sun, Mar 8, 2015
Registration closed Mar 2
0 participants
0 instructors
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 -
Sun, Mar 15, 2015
Registration closed Mar 12
7 participants
0 instructors
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sat, Mar 21, 2015
Registration closed Mar 12
0 participants
0 instructors
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sun, Apr 12, 2015
Registration closed Apr 10
6 participants
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sun, Apr 12, 2015
Registration closed Apr 10
8 participants
2 instructors
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sat, Apr 25, 2015
Registration closed Feb 23
16 participants
19 instructors
Mount Erie
Sat, May 16, 2015
Registration closed May 14
3 participants
6 instructors
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sat, May 16, 2015 -
Sun, May 17, 2015
Registration closed Apr 14
3 participants
0 instructors
Mount Erie
Sat, May 30, 2015
Registration closed May 28
7 participants
1 instructor
Mount Erie
Sat, Mar 19, 2016
Registration closed Mar 17
1 participant
0 instructors
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sat, Mar 19, 2016
Registration closed Mar 17
1 participant
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sat, Apr 16, 2016
Registration closed Apr 14
2 participants
0 instructors
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sat, Apr 23, 2016
Registration closed Feb 21
0 participants
2 instructors
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Registration closed Mar 17
2 participants
0 instructors
Red Rock Canyon
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 -
Mon, Apr 3, 2017
Registration closed Mar 29
5 participants
1 instructor
Red Rock Canyon
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 -
Mon, Apr 3, 2017
Registration closed Mar 29
0 participants
0 instructors
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sun, Apr 2, 2017
Registration closed Mar 30
1 participant
3 instructors
Exit 32
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
Registration closed Apr 14
0 participants
Leavenworth
Sat, Mar 17, 2018 -
Sun, Mar 18, 2018
Registration closed Mar 15
2 participants
0 instructors
Mount Erie
Sun, Mar 10, 2019
Registration closed Mar 8
0 participants
0 instructors
Smith Rock
Fri, Mar 15, 2019 -
Sun, Mar 17, 2019
Registration closed Mar 14
12 participants
Mount Erie
Sat, Mar 16, 2019
Registration closed Feb 28
0 participants
0 instructors
The Feathers
Sat, Mar 16, 2019 -
Sun, Mar 17, 2019
Registration closed Mar 14
0 participants
1 instructor
Mount Erie
Sat, Mar 16, 2019
Registration closed Mar 14
1 participant
0 instructors
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sun, Mar 17, 2019
Registration closed Mar 15
0 participants
1 instructor
Mount Erie
Sun, May 19, 2019
Registration closed May 17
3 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Basic Climbing Lecture #3 - Alpine Rock
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Mar 11, 2015
Registration closed Mar 11
22 participants
9 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Mar 9, 2016
Registration closed Mar 7
42 participants
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Mar 8, 2017
Registration closed Mar 6
29 participants
10 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Mar 6, 2019
Registration closed Mar 4
17 participants
23 instructors
Seattle Basic SIG SNOW FT - SIG Snow Overnight (Snow Anchors & Belays, Crevasse Rescue, Snow Camping, & Roped Travel)
Skyline Ridge/North Side
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 -
Sun, Mar 15, 2015
Registration closed Mar 12
3 participants
3 instructors
Paradise
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 -
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Registration closed Apr 17
11 participants
1 instructor
Paradise
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 -
Sun, Apr 26, 2015
Registration closed Apr 23
1 participant
1 instructor
Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 -
Sun, Apr 26, 2015
Registration closed Apr 24
2 participants
0 instructors
Bean Creek Basin
Sat, May 9, 2015 -
Sun, May 10, 2015
Registration closed May 7
0 participants
0 instructors
Paradise
Sat, May 9, 2015 -
Sun, May 10, 2015
Registration closed May 7
0 participants
0 instructors
Paradise (summer)
Sat, May 9, 2015 -
Sun, May 10, 2015
Registration closed May 7
1 participant on waitlist
1 instructor on waitlist
Colchuck Peak/East Route
Sat, May 16, 2015 -
Sun, May 17, 2015
Registration closed Mar 1
3 participants
1 instructor
Dragontail Peak/Colchuck Col
Sat, May 16, 2015 -
Sun, May 17, 2015
Registration closed Mar 1
1 participant
0 instructors
Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas
Sun, Apr 3, 2016
Registration closed Apr 1
7 participants
1 instructor
Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 -
Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Registration closed Apr 14
5 participants
4 instructors
Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)
Sat, May 14, 2016 -
Sun, May 15, 2016
Registration closed May 12
0 participants
0 instructors
Colchuck Peak/East Route
Sat, May 14, 2016 -
Sun, May 15, 2016
Registration closed Feb 21
0 participants
0 instructors
Dragontail Peak/Colchuck Col
Sat, May 14, 2016 -
Sun, May 15, 2016
Registration closed Feb 21
0 participants
0 instructors
Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas
Sat, Apr 1, 2017
Registration closed Mar 31
0 participants
1 instructor
Paradise
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 -
Sun, Apr 9, 2017
Registration closed Apr 6
2 participants
2 instructors
Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 -
Sun, Apr 9, 2017
Registration closed Apr 6
1 participant
1 instructor
Mount St. Helens/Worm Flows
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 -
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
Registration closed Mar 23
1 participant
1 instructor
Camp Muir & Anvil Rock
Sat, May 6, 2017 -
Sun, May 7, 2017
Registration closed May 4
2 participants
0 instructors
Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas
Sat, May 13, 2017 -
Sun, May 14, 2017
Registration closed May 11
0 participants
1 instructor
Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas
Sat, Apr 21, 2018 -
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Registration closed Apr 19
9 participants
2 instructors
Mount St. Helens/Worm Flows
Sat, Apr 20, 2019 -
Sun, Apr 21, 2019
Registration closed Mar 20
0 participants
1 instructor
Mount St. Helens/Worm Flows
Sat, May 4, 2019 -
Sun, May 5, 2019
Registration closed May 3
7 participants
2 instructors on waitlist
Cowboy & Big Chief Mountains
Sat, May 18, 2019 -
Sun, May 19, 2019
Registration closed May 16
0 participants
Seattle Basic Climbing Lecture #4 - Snow Travel, Avalanche
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Apr 8, 2015
Registration closed Apr 8
15 participants
9 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Apr 6, 2016
Registration closed Apr 4
45 participants
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Apr 5, 2017
Registration closed Apr 3
39 participants
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Apr 4, 2018
Registration closed Apr 2
11 participants
24 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Apr 4, 2019
Registration closed Apr 2
18 participants
22 instructors
Friction Climbing for Basics
Leavenworth
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Registration closed Apr 17
8 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Basic Climbing Lecture #5 - Glacier Travel
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 13, 2015
Registration closed May 13
21 participants
9 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 11, 2016
Registration closed May 9
43 participants
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 3, 2017
Registration closed May 1
41 participants
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 2, 2018
Registration closed Apr 30
20 participants
24 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 1, 2019
Registration closed Apr 29
16 participants
25 instructors
Seattle Basic Field Trip #5 - Crevasse Rescue Evaluation
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 20, 2015
Registration closed May 18
0 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Climbers Reunion (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Oct 23, 2015
Registration closed Oct 23
169 participants
37 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Oct 25, 2019
Registration closed Oct 23
0 participants
Seattle Basic Field Trip #1 - Top-rope Belay/Lower, Anchor Intro. & belays.
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jan 21, 2016
Registration closed Jan 19
5 participants
5 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jun 14, 2016
Registration closed Jun 12
0 participants
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Registration closed Jan 16
17 participants
3 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jan 22, 2020
Registration closed Jan 20
5 participants
2 instructors
Seattle Basic Field Trip #4 - Snow Travel, and Crevasse Rescue
Mount St. Helens/Monitor Ridge
Sat, Apr 30, 2016
Registration closed May 6
0 participants
Alpental Ski Area
Sun, May 1, 2016
Registration closed Apr 29
25 participants
5 instructors
Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas
Sat, Apr 29, 2017
Registration closed Apr 27
1 participant
1 instructor
Instructor/Mentor Curriculum Review (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Jan 22, 2017
Registration closed Jan 20
27 participants
6 instructors
Seattle Basic Field Trip #3 - Rock Evaluations
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Registration closed Apr 15
7 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Registration closed Apr 20
4 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, May 1, 2017
Registration closed Apr 29
2 participants
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Apr 30, 2019
Registration closed Apr 28
13 participants
Seattle Program Center
Thu, May 9, 2019
Registration closed May 7
15 participants
Seattle Program Center
Mon, May 20, 2019
Registration closed May 18
8 participants
Basic Glacier Climb - RETIRED (optional)
Little Tahoma/East Shoulder
Fri, Jun 2, 2017 -
Sat, Jun 3, 2017
Registration closed Jun 1
1 participant
0 instructors
Seattle Basic Field Trip #2 - Rappels, Belays, Climbing, & Anchors
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Registration closed Feb 15
6 participants
2 instructors
Roster
Course Materials
Name/Description Type
2020 Basic Climbing Handbook

2020 Seattle Basic Climbing Handbook

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Basic Field Trips CURRICULUM - Folder

Field Trips 1-5 Curriculum Outline

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Crevasse Rescue Illustrated 2018

Crevasse Rescue Illustrated 2018

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SIG Rock Field Trip

SIG Rock Field Trip

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SIG Snow Field Trip

SIG Snow Field Trip

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Lectures

Material from the lectures, usually posted after each lecture

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Basic Climbs Guide

A description of climbs eligible for graduation credit. 2010 is the most recent version.

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FAQs

Your survival guide to Basic Alpine Climbing

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Reporting an Overdue Climber

What is an overdue climber, and what should family/friends do if you do not return on scheduled day.

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Code of Conduct

Expectations of Mountaineer members

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Graduation Requirements

Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing Course - Graduation Requirements

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Basic Alpine Course Graduation Application

On-line graduation application form. Please do not submit an application before you complete all requirements UNLESS you can not complete them before October 15 (and want 2nd year status).

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Standard Techniques

Minimum set of techniques to know for successful progress in the Basic Alpine Climbing Course

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