Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad B - Seattle - 2019

Climbing Course

Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad A

Introduction to climbing in a multi pitch environment.

Read Before Applying!!

Because this module is being held in Squamish BC, things are a little different.

1.) For this module we would like all students to be comfortable leading 5.7 single pitch trad, and capable of safely leading  5.8 (as long as its safe I don't care if you fall or take). The Routes in Squamish are generally harder and more runout, these requirements are for the safety of the students and instructors.

2.) Because parts of the course take place in Squamish BC all students must be capable of entering Canada, and having valid forms of ID (Enhanced or Passport) before June 29th

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. I

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

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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Kick Off Meeting
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Apr 2, 2020
Registration closed Mar 31
7 participants
9 instructors
Skills Review
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Apr 9, 2020
Registration closed Apr 7
6 participants
9 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Apr 30, 2020
Registration closed Apr 7
16 participants
6 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Apr 26, 2021
Registration closed Apr 24
0 participants
0 instructors
Mock Multi Pitch
Mount Erie
Sat, May 2, 2020 -
Sun, May 3, 2020
Registration closed Apr 30
16 participants
9 instructors
Tieton River: Royal Columns
Sat, Apr 24, 2021 -
Sun, Apr 25, 2021
Registration closed Apr 22
0 participants
0 instructors
Weekend Field Trip 2
Sat, May 9, 2020
Registration closed May 7
8 participants
8 instructors
Sun, May 10, 2020
Registration closed May 7
8 participants
8 instructors
Mount Erie
Sat, May 15, 2021
Registration closed Apr 30
0 participants
0 instructors
Required Equipment


  • one set of Camelots size .3 to a #3
  • full set of nuts
  • helmet
  • harness
  • rock shoes
  • 2 personal anchors
  • 6 24 inch alpine slings with 2 wire gate biners per sling
  • 3 locking biners
  • auto blocking belay device, ei petzle reverso, BD ATC Guide, mega jel
  • nut tool
  • 20 feet cordalette, 6M nylon, 5M tech cord or spectra
  • A passport or some form of ID to cross the Canadian border
  • smaller Camelots optional; BDC3's, or any other brand  
  • Assisted braking belay device Grigri or equivalent device 
  • chalk bag
Course Materials
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.

Multi Pitch climbing resources

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