Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad Fall - 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 July 1 (opens to public July 10).

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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.

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 Required Equipment for a complete list.

 

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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Weekend Field Trip 2
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
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
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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