Introduction to Single Pitch Trad C - Seattle - 2018

Climbing Course

Introduction to Single Pitch Trad

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

We are now accepting applications from all who qualify.

This course is designed to prepare students with 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. 


  • Lead on bolts up to 5.7 outdoors
  • Ability to rappel safely
  • Ability to build a safe top-rope anchor on bolts
  • Ability to clean a top rope anchor and lower or rappel


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


  • 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
  • smaller Camelots optional; BDC3's, or any other brand  
  • chalk bag
Course Materials

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