Alpine Scrambling Course - Tacoma - 2019

Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course - Tacoma

Info
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Most Northwest mountain summits are accessible by scramble routes. Check out photos from previous years.   https://photos.app.goo.gl/k3fym1fbbg9WNGn77  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.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Tacoma Scrambling Field Trip - Rock 1
SPIRE Rock
Sat, Apr 17, 2021
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
18 participants
5 instructors
SPIRE Rock
Sun, Apr 18, 2021
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
18 participants
5 instructors
Tacoma Scrambling Field Trip - Snow 1
Crystal Mountain Backcountry
Sat, May 1, 2021
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
25 participants
11 instructors
Tacoma Scrambling Field Trip - Final Skills
Bean Peak
Sat, May 22, 2021 -
Sun, May 23, 2021
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
36 participants
8 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, prusiks, boots, etc.

 

Course Materials
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