Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad C - Seattle - 2018

Climbing Course

Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad

Introduction to leading multi pitch trad climbs.

Info
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Join other members of The Mountaineers community to learn the skills necessary to complete multi pitch traditional routes at crags and beginner/intermediate alpine rock. Experienced volunteer instructors will provide time and education to safely and efficiently lead multi pitch climbs and develop new skills that will ensure they are effective leaders for the multi pitch environment.

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

Not sure if this course is a good fit for your skill level? Don't hesitate to email your volunteer course leader Tess at tesswendel@gmail.com with your previous climbing experience.  You'll get the most out of this class if you are comfortably leading 5.9 in the gym, 5.7/5.8 sport outside and have 5-10 single pitch trad leads under your belt. 

 

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Weekend Field Trip 2
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
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
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, Apr 26, 2021
Registration closed Apr 24
0 participants
0 instructors
Multi Pitch Climb - Weekend Field Trip 1 (optional)
Leavenworth
Sat, May 25, 2019 -
Sun, May 26, 2019
Registration closed May 23
0 participants
1 instructor
Sam Hill (Leavenworth)
Sat, May 1, 2021 -
Sun, May 2, 2021
Registration closed Apr 29
0 participants
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
Roster
Required Equipment

Required:

  • one set of Camelots size .3 to a #3
  • full set of nuts
  • helmet
  • harness
  • rock shoes
  • 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 cordelette, 6M nylon, 5M tech cord or spectra
Optional:
  • smaller Camelots optional; BDC3's, or any other brand  
  • chalk bag
Course Materials
Name/Description
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