Tacoma Basic FT 8 - Alpine Rock III

Field trip: Basic Climbing Course

Tacoma Basic FT 8 - Alpine Rock III - Mount Erie

Tacoma Basic Climbing FT 8 - Checkpoint: Belay Escape, Rappelling. Practice: Rock Climbing Technique, Multi-Pitch Transitions

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This field trip will be held at Mt. Erie. Your field trip leader will update with meeting time and location.

Tacoma Basic Climbing Course FT 8 - Alpine Rock III

Checkpoint: Belay Escape, Rappelling

Practice: Rock Climbing Technique, Multi-Pitch Transitions

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:

  1. Execute a belay escape by going hands-free and transferring load to an anchor
  2. Rappel safely using an extended ATC device with autoblock backup
  3. Describe and/or demonstrate a multi-pitch climbing routine as a follower using proper communication, with some prompting from an instructor

Rough Agenda:
Introductions (10 minutes)
Outdoor and multi-pitch climbing and cleaning pro demo (20 minutes)
Rappel setup demo (10 minutes)
*Belay escape checkpoint (20 minutes)
*Rappel checkpoint (30 minutes)
*Multi-pitch and cleaning pro practice (40 minutes)
*Climbing practice (180 minutes)
Debrief (10 minutes)
* Small group rotation


students will earn:


Mount Erie

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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