Introduction to Single Pitch Trad A - Seattle - 2018

Climbing Course

Introduction to Single Pitch Trad

Introduction to placing traditional gear in a single pitch crack climbing environment.

This course is designed to prepare students to learn the skills to lead climb single pitch traditional routes at crags. Students will be given time and education to safely and efficiently place gear and develop new climbing skills that will help them break into a new type of climbing.

Students must be already leading sport routes (bolted routes) to be eligible for this course. 


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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Kick Off Meeting
Seattle Program Center
Tue, May 15, 2018
Registration closed May 13
2 participants
3 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 23, 2018
Registration closed May 21
2 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 30, 2018
Registration closed May 28
4 participants
2 instructors
Weekend Field Trip 1
Sat, Jun 2, 2018 -
Sun, Jun 3, 2018
Registration closed May 31
4 participants
0 instructors
Weekend Field Trip 2
Tieton River: Royal Columns
Sat, Jun 16, 2018
Registration closed Jun 14
0 participants
8 instructors
Tieton River: Royal Columns
Sun, Jun 17, 2018
Registration closed Jun 15
3 participants
8 instructors
Required Equipment


  • one set of cams 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: BD ATC Guide or Petzl Reverso recommended
  • nut tool
  • 20 feet cordelette, 6mm nylon, 5mm tech cord or spectra
  • smaller cams optional
  • chalk bag
Course Materials

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