Climbing Course

Introduction to Single Pitch Trad

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

Info
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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. Prospective students must submit a completed application to the course leader to apply.

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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Workshop 1
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Mar 10, 2022
Registration closes Mar 8
8 participants
3 instructors
Workshop 2
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Mar 15, 2022
Registration closes Mar 8
8 participants
3 instructors
Weekend Field Trip 1
Tieton River: Royal Columns
Sat, Mar 19, 2022 -
Sun, Mar 20, 2022
Registration closes Mar 17
8 participants
3 instructors
Weekend Field Trip 2
Tieton River: Royal Columns
Sat, Mar 26, 2022
Registration closes May 5
4 participants
1 instructor
Tieton River: Royal Columns
Sun, Mar 27, 2022
Registration closes May 5
4 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
Leavenworth and Tieton beginner trad routes

Courtesy of Chase Giltner and mountain project