Trad Equivalency


Trad Equivalency - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

A one day evaluation outing to receive leading on trad equivalency. Skills evaluated include placing gear, gear spacing, clean and lower, gear anchors and for certain candidates multi pitch skills including multi-pitch transitions and multi-pitch rappel considerations.

  • Sat, Feb 10, 2024 — Sun, Feb 11, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Crag Rock Climb
  • Moderate

A one-day session for evaluation and one day for fun, unless weather is lousy and then we will prioritize a day for evaluation. Participants should feel comfortable leading 5.7 trad.

Likely meet at bathrooms at 9am

This evaluation is to designed to provide badges and demonstrate competency for trad rock skills that are part of the Seattle Mountaineers Intermediate Alpine Climbing Program which includes the following 6  modules:

  • Self Rescue 1 (rescuing a follower)
  • Intermediate Glacier Travel
  • Single Pitch Trad
  • Multi Pitch Trad
  • Self Rescue 2 (rescuing a fallen leader)
  • Intermediate Ice Climbing

The intermediate alpine climbing program contains 6 modules. To get your rock rope lead badge you need Basic alpine equivalency plus trad rock equivalency (single and multi pitch) and Self Rescue 1. To receive your glacier rope lead badge you need to take intermediate glacier travel.

Basic Alpine Climbing Equivalency Eval Dates:

Skills covered during the evaluation includes placing gear, gear spacing, clean and lower, gear anchors and for candidates with significant multi pitch experience multi pitch transitions, scenario discussions, lowering climber from top device.



Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Trad rack, harness, helmet, climbing shoes.

Optional: rope, let leader know if you have a rope you can bring otherwise leader will provide.

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