Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad A - Seattle - 2019

Climbing Course

Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad

Introduction to climbing in a multi pitch environment with an alpine climbing focus.

Info
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---Early registration will happen November 19th though Dec 9 for Intermediate Package Students--- Please do not apply or register if you are not part of the 2019 Intermediate Climbing Package with Seattle. Regular registration will open January 1st.

This course is designed to teach students the skills to complete multi pitch traditional routes for the alpine environment. 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 alpine environment. 

Since this courses focus is for the intermediate class it will have more of an alpine focus.

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

It will also discuss planning alpine trips and ways to prepare for them:

  • When to bring ice axe + crampons
  • How to deal with being benighted
  • Dealing with rock fall
  • A larger focus on natural pro and efficiency

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Weekend Field Trip 2
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
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, 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
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
Student Gear List Multi Pitch

Student Gear list for Multi Pitch module course

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.

Multi Pitch climbing resources

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