Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad B - Seattle - 2024

Climbing Course

Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad B

Introduction to climbing in a multi pitch environment.

This course is designed to teach students the skills to complete multi pitch traditional routes at crags. Students will be given time and education to safely and efficiently to lead multi pitch climbs and develop new skills that will ensure they are effective leaders for the multi pitch environment.

This course will cover the following skills:

  • Gear Selection
  • Route selection 
  • Rappelling skills
  • Anchor Building
  • Racking
  • Belay station transitions
  • Belay escape
  • Ascending a rope
  • Exit strategies or "how-to bail"
  • Dealing with environmental factors

Application will be available December 1

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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Kick Off Meeting
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Apr 26, 2024
Registration closes Apr 23
11 participants
Workshop 1
Seattle Program Center
Thu, May 2, 2024
Registration closes Apr 30
8 participants
2 instructors
Workshop 2
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 8, 2024
Registration closed Nov 1
8 participants
2 instructors
Weekend Field Trip 1
Sat, May 11, 2024 -
Sun, May 12, 2024
Registration closes May 18
8 participants
3 instructors
Weekend Field Trip 2
Sat, May 18, 2024
Registration closes May 11
4 participants
3 instructors
Sun, May 19, 2024
Registration closes May 17
4 participants
3 instructors
Required Equipment

More information about required gear will be provided to those admitted to the course.


  • One set of cams size equivalent to Black Diamond #.3 to #3 (any brand)
  • Full set of nuts (any brand)
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Rock shoes
  • 1 personal anchor
  • 6 24 inch (single) alpine slings with 2 wire gate carabiners per sling
  • 2 double length alpine slings with 2 wire gate carabiners per sling
  • 4 locking carabiners
  • Auto blocking guide mode belay device, i.e. Petzl Reverso, Black Diamond ATC Guide
  • Nut tool
  • 20 feet cordalette, 6M nylon, 5M tech cord or spectra
  • Hollow block (Sterling) – either 13.5” or 19”
  • Small daypack to carry water, food and insulation on climbs
  • Smaller Camelots optional; Black Diamond X4, Fixe Alien or any other brand  
  • Chalk bag
  • Crack gloves or 2 rolls of climbing tape
Course Materials
Course Curriculum Multi Pitch

Course details for Multi Pitch Module

Student Gear List Multi Pitch

Student Gear list for Multi Pitch module course

Carabiner Wrap Omni

This is a quick way to oppose two pieces in order to isolate the direction of load on your most bomber piece in a hanging belay anchor. It is inherently omni-directional.

Reference Links

This document is an appendix to the Multi-Pitch Climbing Course. It provides a useful reference to some of the points we covered in this class.

Multi Pitch climbing resources

Same as intermediate resources document plus more with the ability to add more

Multi Pitch Trad Application