Basic Climbing Refresher - Seattle - 2018

Climbing Course

Basic Climbing Refresher

Basic Climbing Refresher allows Basic Graduates the opportunity to review and practice rock and snow skills. Non-members and non-Basic Climbing grads are also welcome if they have the appropriate climbing skills.

LINK TO LIST OF CURRENTLY SCHEDULED CLINICS
(OPENS IN NEW WINDOW)

YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR INDIVIDUAL CLINICS.  COST PER CLINIC: $0


Basic Climbing Refresher is a series of independent clinics for Basic Grads and Glacier Travel grads, and those with equivalent training and experience.  This series is an opportunity to learn current best practices, new gear, new techniques and brush up on your skills.

Registration for this course allows access to all Basic Climbing documents. It does not sign you up for any clinics.


Clinic sign-up is separate.  If you do not meet the prerequisites, you will need to contact the leader for permission.

Sign up for one clinic or all.

Non-members, and members without a Basic Climbing, Intermediate Climbing, or Glacier Travel badge, will need to contact the leader for sign up for the clinics.  Intermediates and grads are invited to instruct while they also take part in the activities.

Skill clinics will be offered throughout the year, depending on demand and instructor availability.  

You can do as much or as little as you'd like.  There is no grading.   No badge is awarded.

CLINICS:
Fundamental Skill
s:  sessions at the Seattle Program center where we will review knots, belay skills, rappel skills, and prussiking up ropes.  

Rock Skills:  sessions at a rock crag where we will set up anchors, belay, climb, rappel.

Cravasse Rescue Skills: sessions at the Seattle Program center where we will review the cravasse rescue system taught in the Seattle Basic Climbing course.

Snow and Glacier Travel Skills: sessions at a ski area where we will practice crevasse rescue, snow travel and ice axe arrest, and snow anchor building.

 

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Roster
Required Equipment

Varies by clinic. Check each clinic for required equipment.

Course Materials
Name/Description Type
2018 Basic Climbing Illustrated Guide to Crevasse Rescue

Illustrated guide to using 2-1 pulley system for crevasse rescue

File File
2018 Basic Alpine Climbing Handbook

File application/x-maker File
2018 Basic Curriculum

File File
2018 What's New with Basic

File C source code File
Basic Alpine Handbook 2017

Handbook for Basic Alpine Climbing 2017 Contains list of equipment, list of Basic Climbs, how to report an overdue party, etc.

File File
2017 Basic Alpine Climbing Course Lectures

A collection of the presentations shown at the 2017 Basic Climbing Course lectures. Some of these presentations are quite large.

Link
Basic Field Trips 2017 (pdf)

Skills covered in the 2017 Basic Alpine Climbing field trips. Contains a number of links to instructional videos.

File PDF document File
FAQs

Your survival guide to Basic Alpine Climbing

Link