Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad A - Seattle - 2018

Climbing Course

Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad

Introduction to climbing in a multi pitch environment.

8 additional spots will be made available starting January 15, 2018.

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, May 10, 2018
Registration closes May 8
1 participant
2 instructors
Skills Review
Seattle Program Center
Fri, May 18, 2018
Registration closes May 16
1 participant
8 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Thu, May 24, 2018
Registration closes May 22
1 participant
8 instructors
Mock Multi Pitch
Sat, May 26, 2018 -
Sun, May 27, 2018
Registration closes May 24
1 participant
6 instructors
Weekend Field Trip 2
Sat, Jun 9, 2018
Registration closes Jun 7
0 participants
10 instructors
Sun, Jun 10, 2018
Registration closes Jun 8
0 participants
10 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
  • smaller Camelots optional; BDC3's, or any other brand  
  • chalk bag
Course Materials
Name/Description Type
Student application for Multi Pitch Course

Application for students wishing to signup for Multi Pitch Trad

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Course Curriculum Multi Pitch

Course details for Multi Pitch Module

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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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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.

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