Basic Climbing Equivalency Evaluation - Tacoma - 2018

Climbing Course

Basic Climbing Equivalency Evaluation

Basic Alpine Climbing Course Equivalency Evaluation - Tacoma

  • Are current members of the Mountaineers
  • Have significant, recent climbing experience with both glacier and alpine rock climbs (you should have reached the summits on multiple glacier climbs and multiple alpine rock climbs),
  • Are invited to attend and successfully complete the Basic Equivalency Field Trip, demonstrating climbing skills equivalent to those taught in the Basic Climbing Course,
  • Have a current MOFA, WFR or equivalent certification
  • Have a current Navigation card, or documentation of equivalent experience/instruction

Basic Equivalency is not available to Basic Climbing Course Students who were enrolled in the previous season's course but failed to complete the course requirements. However, climbers who were enrolled in the Basic Climbing Course in prior years and have additional (or adequate, or significant) climbing experience outside of the club are eligible to apply.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Additional badges needed to graduate


Required Equipment
  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountaineering boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 3 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Picket
  • Rescue pulley
  • Appropriate clothing
  • Belay gloves
Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.