Basic Climbing Course Second Year   - Tacoma - 2016

Climbing Course

Basic Climbing Course Second Year

Basic Climbing Course Second Year - Tacoma

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COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

Second Year Participants: If you require a second year to complete the course requirements you must contact the Course Chair, Sarah Holt, by e-mail (sarahh@mountaineers.org) to request permission. The fee is $63. (plus $20 if you want a 2016 student manual). Second year participants are required to attend the full day skills evaluation on January 30st, 2016. After the evaluation a determination will made on where the in the lecture or field trip sequence participants may re-enter the course.  The course re-entry point is based on what knowledge and skills they have retained from the previous year. A conditioner, with a Tacoma Branch leader, must be successfully completed before participating on basic climbs or the crevasse rescue field trip.

Lecture Schedule*:

  • January 30 - Second Year Qualifier (second year students only)
  • February 10 - Lecture 1: Course Expectations, Conditioning, Equipment
  • March 2 - Lecture 2: Accident Response, Mountain Rescue, Health, Nutrition
  • March 23 - Lecture 3: Snow Travel, Avalanche Hazards
  • April 6 - Lecture 4: Rock Climbing
  • May 11- Lecture 5: Glacier Travel, Crevasse Rescue
  • June 8 - Final exam
  • June 22 - Course review
  • October 22 - Climbing division potluck

Field Trip Schedule*:

  • Feb 24 or 25 - FT 1 Prep: Fundamentals, Knots, Prusiking
  • Feb 27 or 28  - FT 1: Fundamentals, Knots, Prusik Test, Belaying
  • March 13 - FT 2: Belay Test
  • April 2 and 3 - FT 3: Winter Overnight
  • April 23 or 24 - FT 4: Rock I - Knots, Rock Climbing, Rappelling
  • May 7 or 8 - FT 5: Rock II - Rock Climbing, Rappelling
  • May 27 or 28 - FT 6 Prep: Crevasse Rescue
  • June 4 and 5 - FT 6 and 7: Crevasse Rescue and Hard Snow

*dates are subject to change

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Basic Climbing Course Second Year Skill Evaluation
Tacoma Program Center
Sat, Nov 12, 2022
Registration closes Nov 10
11 participants
Roster
Course Materials

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