Basic Climbing Course Second Year   - Tacoma - 2016

Climbing Course

Basic Climbing Course Second Year

Basic Climbing Course Second Year - Tacoma

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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

This course has no scheduled activities.

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