Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad C - Seattle - 2018

Climbing Course

Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad

Introduction to leading multi pitch trad climbs.

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 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. 


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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Weekend Field Trip 2
Sun, Oct 7, 2018
Registration closed Oct 5
8 participants
10 instructors
Required Equipment


  • 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
  • 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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