Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad C - Seattle - 2017

Climbing Course

Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad

Introduction to climbing in a multi pitch environment.

Info
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Applications and registration open to intermediate climbing students only starting Mar 1 (opens to public Mar 10).  Applications received prior to these dates will NOT be reviewed.

Please click here to download the student application.

This course is designed to teach the skills required to climb entry level multi-pitch trad routes. Students will be given time and education to safely and efficiently lead multi-pitch climbs and build solid gear anchors.  Students must be comfortable leading 5.6-5.8  single pitch trad routes in order to apply.

MUST BE ABLE TO TRAVEL TO SQUAMISH, CANADA FOR ALL WEEKEND FIELD TRIPS.

Registration Dates:

January 1st 2017: For Intermediate Students

February 1st 2017: Registration opens for all others

Skills Covered

  • Building of 3-point gear anchors in 2 mins. or less

  • Belaying a follower from the top with an auto-blocking device

  • Swapping leads

  • Being efficient on climbs including proper rope management

  • Basic rescue techniques

  • Understanding route selection

Graduation Criteria

  • Safely lead 1 multi-pitch trad route

Prerequisites

  • Single-pitch trad course or equivalent

  • Basic skills to climb cracks 

  • Ability to build a top-rope anchor on bolts

  • Ability to rappel safely

  • Ability to lead on trad routes up to 5.6

Summary of Activities

  • 1 evening kickoff session

  • 2 evenings for skills review

  • 2 weekend days of outdoor multi-pitch mock leading on trad gear

  • 1 weekend day of outdoor multi-pitch leading on trad gear (pick either Saturday or Sunday)

Student Gear List

Same gear as for the Single pitch Trad course.  See the Course materials for a complete list.

 

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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Weekend Field Trip 2
Squamish
Sun, Jul 9, 2017
Registration closed Jul 7
13 participants
3 instructors
Leavenworth
Sat, Oct 7, 2017
Registration closed Sep 1
1 participant
0 instructors
Leavenworth
Sun, Oct 8, 2017
Registration closed Sep 1
1 participant
0 instructors
Leavenworth
Sat, Oct 6, 2018
Registration closed Oct 4
4 participants
5 instructors
Leavenworth
Sun, Oct 7, 2018
Registration closed Oct 5
8 participants
10 instructors
Leavenworth
Sat, Jun 8, 2019
Registration closed Jun 6
0 participants
0 instructors
Leavenworth
Sun, Jun 9, 2019
Registration closed Jun 6
0 participants
2 instructors
Leavenworth
Sat, May 9, 2020
Registration closed May 7
8 participants
8 instructors
Leavenworth
Sun, May 10, 2020
Registration closed May 7
8 participants
8 instructors
Squamish
Sat, Jun 27, 2020
Registration closed Jun 25
8 participants
8 instructors
Squamish
Sun, Jun 28, 2020
Registration closed Jun 25
8 participants
8 instructors
Kick Off Meeting
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Aug 29, 2017
Registration closed Aug 27
0 participants
7 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 8, 2019
Registration closed May 6
0 participants
2 instructors on waitlist
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Apr 2, 2020
Registration closed Mar 31
7 participants
9 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Jun 8, 2020
Registration closed Jun 6
16 participants
8 instructors
Skills Review
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Registration closed Aug 29
0 participants
1 instructor on waitlist
Seattle Program Center
Thu, May 16, 2019
Registration closed May 14
0 participants
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 22, 2019
Registration closed May 14
0 participants
2 instructors
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, Jun 15, 2020
Registration closed Jun 13
16 participants
8 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jun 18, 2020
Registration closed Jun 13
16 participants
8 instructors
Multi Pitch Climb - Weekend Field Trip 1
Leavenworth
Sat, May 25, 2019 -
Sun, May 26, 2019
Registration closed May 23
0 participants
1 instructor
Mock Multi Pitch
Mount Erie
Sat, May 2, 2020 -
Sun, May 3, 2020
Registration closed Apr 30
16 participants
9 instructors
Squamish
Sat, Jun 20, 2020 -
Sun, Jun 21, 2020
Registration closed Jun 18
16 participants
8 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment

Required:

  • 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
Optional:
  • smaller Camelots optional; BDC3's, or any other brand  
  • chalk bag
Course Materials
Name/Description Type
Student Gear List Multi Pitch

Student Gear list for Multi Pitch module course

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Biner 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.

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Multi Pitch climbing resources

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

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