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, Mar 27, 2018
Registration closes Mar 25
1 participant on waitlist
8 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Apr 10, 2018
Registration closes Apr 8
0 participants
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Apr 16, 2018
Registration closes Apr 14
0 participants
3 instructors
Weekend Field Trip 1
Tieton River: Royal Columns
Sat, Apr 21, 2018 -
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Registration closes Apr 19
1 participant
5 instructors
Weekend Field Trip 2
Tieton River: Royal Columns
Sat, Apr 28, 2018
Registration closes Apr 26
6 participants
3 instructors
Tieton River: Royal Columns
Sun, Apr 29, 2018
Registration closes Apr 26
14 participants
4 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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