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Climbing Course

Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad

Introduction to climbing in a multi pitch environment. Rollover students from 2020. Additional spots are now open for those who have experience leading single pitch trad.

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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.

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

If you are interested in this course but have not taken single pitch trad with The Mountaineers you MUST email the course leaders with your experience leading single pitch trad before registering.

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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Skills Review
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Apr 10, 2021
Registration closes Mar 26
4 participants
1 instructor
Multi Pitch Climb - Weekend Field Trip 1
Leavenworth
Sat, May 1, 2021 -
Sun, May 2, 2021
Registration closes Apr 29
3 participants
1 instructor
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