Rope Soloing on Single Pitch Routes - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center


Rope Soloing on Single Pitch Routes - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

This clinic explores the basics of setting up a self-belay system and preparing a climbing route for toprope solo climbing.

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  • Tue, Jan 3, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Easy

Seattle Program Center - Goodman C and/or South Plaza Wall depending on weather/temps.

Clinic runs from 6-9pm.

READ FIRST:  To participate in this clinic you should have experience with use of progress capture devices (ex. Microtraxion, Camp Lift, Jumars, etc) to ascend a fixed rope.

We will be demonstrating a system for self-belay while top roping a single pitch route.  This will be followed by a collaborative discussion, then participants can set up and practice the technique on the climbing wall.

Focus of workgroup will be:

  • Self-belay setups.
  • Preparation of climbing site for solo toprope.
  • Escaping system at top or midclimb, and retreat.



Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Standard climbing gear. 
  • Anchor materials
  • Grigri
  • PAS
  • Two progress capture devices, preferably microtraxion, camp lift, or cinch.  Many other progress capture devices work well too.  
  • 8 lockers, 1 should be designed to prevent crossloading.  The DMM Belay Master 2, Edelrid Strike SafeLock HMS, or Grivel Clepsydra TwinGate all work well. 
  • Jumar
  • Extra single and double slings to assemble chest harness. 
  • A backpack or other object to weigh down a dangling climbing rope.
  • Quicklink (optional)
  • Petzl Express Quickdraw Runner (optional)
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