Introduction to Single Pitch Trad B - Seattle - 2024

Climbing Course

Introduction to Single Pitch Trad B

Introduction to placing traditional gear in a single pitch crack climbing environment.

The application link will go live on December 1, 2023 and will be open until December 15th at 5pm.

This course is designed to prepare students to learn the skills to lead climb single pitch traditional routes at crags. Students will be given time and education to safely and efficiently place gear and develop new climbing skills that will help them break into a new type of climbing.

Students must be already leading sport routes (bolted routes) to be eligible for this course.

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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Kick Off Meeting
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Mar 22, 2024
Registration closes Mar 26
11 participants
Workshop 1
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Apr 4, 2024
Registration closes Apr 2
8 participants
1 instructor
Workshop 2
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Apr 11, 2024
Registration closes Apr 9
8 participants
1 instructor
Weekend Field Trip 1
Tieton River: Royal Columns
Sat, Apr 20, 2024 -
Sun, Apr 21, 2024
Registration closes Apr 18
8 participants
2 instructors
Weekend Field Trip 2
Tieton River: Royal Columns
Sat, Apr 27, 2024
Registration closes Apr 25
4 participants
1 instructor
Tieton River: Royal Columns
Sun, Apr 28, 2024
Registration closes Apr 26
4 participants
1 instructor
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
  • 2 personal anchors
  • 6 24 inch alpine slings with 2 wire gate carabiners per sling
  • 3 locking carabiners
  • Auto blocking belay device, i.e. Petzl Reverso, Black Diamond ATC Guide, Edelrid Mega jul
  • Nut tool
  • 20 feet cordalette, 6M nylon, 5M tech cord or spectra
  • Smaller Camelots optional; Black Diamond X4, Fixe Alien or any other brand  
  • Chalk bag
  • Crack gloves or 2 rolls of climbing tape
Course Materials