Alpine Scrambling Course - Tacoma - 2018

Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course - Tacoma

This is a 1 or 2 year course to instruct students in mountain climbing.

Most Northwest mountain summits are accessible by scramble routes. In this course you will learn how to reach those non-technical snow and rock summits. Comprehensive instruction includes proper equipment and clothing, route finding, avalanche awareness and avoidance, rock and off-trail scrambling, snow travel, ice-ax arrest, glissade techniques and wilderness ethics. Alpine scrambles are moderate to strenuous outings involving off-trail travel. They are generally summit oriented with class 2 or 3 climbing on rock or equally exposed snow slopes. Scrambles do not involve travel over glaciers or rock where a climbing harness and roped protection are called for. Scrambles often visit many of the same destinations as technical climbs, just using different routes.

2018 Lectures - All lectures start promply at 6:30 on Wednesdays, Dates: Mar 14 & 28, April 25, May 9. Final written test May 23

2018 Field Trips April 7, 21, May 5, 19&20, June 2

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Conditioning Hike (optional)
Mount Si Old Trail
Sun, Apr 28, 2019
Registration closes Apr 24
0 participants
ACSC Rock 2 (Tacoma)
Little Si
Sat, May 4, 2019
Registration closes May 2
2 participants
0 instructors
Lecture
Tacoma Program Center
Tue, May 7, 2019
Registration closes May 5
20 participants
1 instructor
Tacoma Program Center
Tue, May 28, 2019
Registration closes May 26
20 participants
3 instructors
Overnight Field Trip (Tacoma Scrambles)
Bean Creek Basin
Sat, May 18, 2019 -
Sun, May 19, 2019
Registration closes May 16
4 participants
2 instructors
Student Scramble (optional)
Bean & Earl Peaks
Sat, May 18, 2019
Registration opens May 8
11 participants
Judi & Mary's Peaks
Sat, May 18, 2019
Registration opens May 8
11 participants
Judi & Mary's Peaks
Sun, May 19, 2019
Registration opens May 8; Instructor registration open now
10 participants
1 instructor
Bean & Earl Peaks
Sun, May 19, 2019
Registration opens May 8
11 participants
Snow II Tacoma Alpine Scrambles Field Trip
Paradise
Sat, Jun 8, 2019
Registration closes Jun 1
8 participants
2 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment

A list of required equipment is included in the course materials and will be discussed at Lecture 1. We suggest you wait until lecture 1 before buying lots of equipment. Information will be provided then regarding ice axe, helmet, prussics, boots, etc.

 

Course Materials
Name/Description Type
Tacoma Alpine Scrambling Course Lectures and Quizzes

Be sure to complete assigned Reading complete the online, self correcting Quiz before each lecture. Quiz is required, link at end of lecture packet.

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Tacoma Alpine Scrambling Course Field Trip Packets

Rock 1 and 2, Snow 1 and 2, Overnight Snow Camping Gear rental and purchase chart

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Course Forms

Graduation Application Form , Tacoma Alpine Scramble Lecture/Field Trip Make-up Form

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