Basic Climbing Course - Tacoma - 2014

Climbing Course

Basic Climbing Course

Basic Climbing Course - Tacoma

The Basic Climbing Course is a one or two year course of classroom instruction, field instruction and climbing experience designed to provide the basic skills necessary to safely climb rock, snow and the glaciated peaks of the Pacific Northwest. This course covers selection and care of equipment, wilderness travel, roped and glacier travel, belaying, rappelling, rock climbing, crevasse rescue, and many other topics. During field trips and actual climbs the student will put these skills to practical use with experienced mountaineers. Solid physical conditioning and psychological commitment is essential Juniors: Members under 18 years of age must complete the Junior Application Supplement and attend an information night for a Junior Interview. A parent or legal guardian must accompany you. To receive the Junior Application Supplement, contact the course chair by phone or e-mail. Registration: Registration should be completed online at www.mountaineers.org. The course size is limited to 100 participants. If the course has already filled before your registration is received, you will be notified and will receive a full refund for course fees. BCC Course Fees: Course fee is $475 for members. Refunds, less $50 handling and materials fees, can be made if you withdraw from the course and notify the chair in writing prior to the second lecture. In order to receive a refund, your written statement of withdrawal must be submitted to the course chair by the close of business on March 5th, 2014. The BCC fee does not include the cost of the required Wilderness First Aid or Navigation courses, which are required for graduation. 2014 Course Schedule: Dates subject to change until the end of January 2014. Lectures are Wednesdays at the Tacoma Mountaineers program center. They will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and run until about 10 p.m. Arrive by 6:30 p.m. to Lecture #1 for distribution and review of course materials. All lectures and field trip preps are required as prerequisites to attend field trips. Lecture Schedule: February 12 - Lecture 1: Course Expectations, Conditioning, Equipment March 5 - Lecture 2: Accident Response, Mountain Rescue, Health, Nutrition March 26 - Lecture 3: Snow Travel, Avalanche Hazards April 9 - Lecture 4: Rock Climbing May 7 - Lecture 5: Glacier Travel, Crevasse Rescue June 11 - Final exam: June 25 - Course review November 1 - Climbing division potluck Field Trip Schedule: February 26 or 27 - FT 1 Prep: Fundamentals, Knots, Prusiking Mar 1 or 2 - FT 1: Fundamentals, Knots, Prusik Test, Belaying March 16 - FT 2: Belay Test March 29 and 30 - FT 3: Winter Overnight April 19 or 20 - FT 4: Rock I - Knots, Rock Climbing, Rappelling May 10 or 11 - FT 5: Rock II - Rock Climbing, Rappelling May 28 or 29 - FT 6 Prep: Crevasse Rescue June 7 and 8 - FT 6 and 7: Crevasse Rescue and Hard Snow

The Basic Climbing Course is a one or two year course of classroom instruction, field instruction and climbing experience designed to provide the basic skills necessary to safely climb rock, snow and the glaciated peaks of the Pacific Northwest. This course covers selection and care of equipment, wilderness travel, roped and glacier travel, belaying, rappelling, rock climbing, crevasse rescue, and many other topics. During field trips and actual climbs the student will put these skills to practical use with experienced mountaineers. Solid physical conditioning and psychological commitment is essential Juniors: Members under 18 years of age must complete the Junior Application Supplement and attend an information night for a Junior Interview. A parent or legal guardian must accompany you. To receive the Junior Application Supplement, contact the course chair by phone or e-mail. Registration: Registration should be completed online at www.mountaineers.org. The course size is limited to 100 participants. If the course has already filled before your registration is received, you will be notified and will receive a full refund for course fees. BCC Course Fees: Course fee is $475 for members. Refunds, less $50 handling and materials fees, can be made if you withdraw from the course and notify the chair in writing prior to the second lecture. In order to receive a refund, your written statement of withdrawal must be submitted to the course chair by the close of business on March 5th, 2014. The BCC fee does not include the cost of the required Wilderness First Aid or Navigation courses, which are required for graduation. 2014 Course Schedule: Dates subject to change until the end of January 2014. Lectures are Wednesdays at the Tacoma Mountaineers program center. They will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and run until about 10 p.m. Arrive by 6:30 p.m. to Lecture #1 for distribution and review of course materials. All lectures and field trip preps are required as prerequisites to attend field trips. Lecture Schedule: February 12 - Lecture 1: Course Expectations, Conditioning, Equipment March 5 - Lecture 2: Accident Response, Mountain Rescue, Health, Nutrition March 26 - Lecture 3: Snow Travel, Avalanche Hazards April 9 - Lecture 4: Rock Climbing May 7 - Lecture 5: Glacier Travel, Crevasse Rescue June 11 - Final exam: June 25 - Course review November 1 - Climbing division potluck Field Trip Schedule: February 26 or 27 - FT 1 Prep: Fundamentals, Knots, Prusiking Mar 1 or 2 - FT 1: Fundamentals, Knots, Prusik Test, Belaying March 16 - FT 2: Belay Test March 29 and 30 - FT 3: Winter Overnight April 19 or 20 - FT 4: Rock I - Knots, Rock Climbing, Rappelling May 10 or 11 - FT 5: Rock II - Rock Climbing, Rappelling May 28 or 29 - FT 6 Prep: Crevasse Rescue June 7 and 8 - FT 6 and 7: Crevasse Rescue and Hard Snow

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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Tacoma Basic Lecture 1
Tacoma Program Center
Sun, Nov 9, 2014
Registration closed Nov 7
74 participants
0 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Sun, Nov 9, 2014
Registration closed Nov 7
74 participants
0 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Feb 11, 2015
Registration closed Feb 9
41 participants
0 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Feb 6, 2019
Registration closed Feb 4
2 participants
Online Classroom
Wed, Jan 13, 2021
Registration closed Jan 13
4 participants
8 instructors
Tacoma Basic FT 3 - Glacier II
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Feb 25, 2015
Registration closed Feb 26
12 participants
11 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, Feb 26, 2015
Registration closed Feb 26
4 participants
9 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Sun, Mar 1, 2015
Registration closed Feb 27
30 participants
19 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Sun, Mar 1, 2015
Registration closed Feb 26
30 participants
18 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Feb 24, 2016
Registration closed Feb 22
2 participants
0 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, Feb 25, 2016
Registration closed Feb 22
4 participants
0 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Registration closed Feb 23
1 participant
17 instructors
Tacoma Basic FT 1 - Fundamentals
Tacoma Program Center
Sat, Feb 28, 2015
Registration closed Feb 26
5 participants
5 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Sun, Mar 1, 2015
Registration closed Feb 27
10 participants
12 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Sat, Feb 27, 2016
Registration closed Feb 25
5 participants
3 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Sat, Feb 25, 2017
Registration closed Feb 8
6 participants
20 instructors
Tacoma Basic Lecture 2
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Mar 4, 2015
Registration closed Feb 11
46 participants
0 instructors
Online Classroom
Wed, Feb 10, 2021
Registration closed Feb 8
7 participants
Tacoma BRGCC Mentor Night 1
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, Mar 12, 2015
Registration closed Mar 10
59 participants
14 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, Mar 10, 2016
Registration closed Mar 10
24 participants
4 instructors
Tacoma Basic FT 2 - Belay, Prusik, Belay Tie-off & Escape Test - RETIRED
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Mar 15, 2015
Registration closed Mar 13
33 participants
14 instructors
Tacoma Basic Lecture 3
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Mar 25, 2015
Registration closed Feb 11
46 participants
0 instructors
Online Classroom
Wed, Mar 3, 2021
Registration closed Mar 1
10 participants
5 instructors
Tacoma Basic Lecture 4
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Apr 8, 2015
Registration closed Apr 6
47 participants
0 instructors
Tacoma Basic FT 7 - Alpine Rock II
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Registration closed Apr 17
30 participants
19 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Registration closed Apr 17
30 participants
19 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Registration closed Apr 17
11 participants
10 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Sat, Apr 23, 2016
Registration closed Apr 21
7 participants
3 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Sun, Apr 24, 2016
Registration closed Apr 22
0 participants
1 instructor
Tacoma Program Center
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
Registration closed Apr 12
1 participant
8 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Registration closed May 12
0 participants
7 instructors
Tacoma BRGCC Lecture 5
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, May 6, 2015
Registration closed May 4
46 participants
0 instructors
Tacoma BRGCC Mentor Night 2
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, May 7, 2015
Registration closed May 5
62 participants
0 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, May 5, 2016
Registration closed Feb 10
33 participants
17 instructors
Tacoma Basic FT 8 - Alpine Rock III
Leavenworth
Sat, May 16, 2015
Registration closed May 14
30 participants
9 instructors
Leavenworth
Sat, May 16, 2015
Registration closed May 14
4 participants
10 instructors
Leavenworth
Sun, May 17, 2015
Registration closed May 15
5 participants
6 instructors
Leavenworth
Sat, May 6, 2017
Registration closed May 3
7 participants
6 instructors
Leavenworth
Fri, May 4, 2018
Registration closed May 2
0 participants
5 instructors
Tacoma BRGCC FT 6 Prep
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, May 27, 2015
Registration closed May 25
35 participants
14 instructors
Tacoma Basic FT 6 Prep (old) - Crevasse Rescue Practice
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, May 27, 2015
Registration closed May 26
10 participants
8 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, May 28, 2015
Registration closed May 26
17 participants
10 instructors
Tacoma BRGCC Mentor Night 3
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, Jun 4, 2015
Registration closed Jun 2
63 participants
0 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, Jun 2, 2016
Registration closed Feb 10
39 participants
16 instructors
Tacoma BRGCC Final Exam
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Jun 10, 2015
Registration closed Jun 8
46 participants
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Jun 8, 2016
Registration closed Jun 6
50 participants
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Registration closed Jun 10
7 participants
Tacoma Basic FT 2 - Glacier I
Tacoma Program Center
Sun, Mar 13, 2016
Registration closed Mar 11
22 participants
1 instructor
Conditioner 1 (optional)
Mount Si Main Trail
Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Registration closed Mar 16
0 participants
0 instructors
Mount Si Old Trail
Sat, Mar 25, 2017
Registration closed Mar 23
1 participant on waitlist
0 instructors
Tacoma Basic FT 6 - Alpine Rock I
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Apr 11, 2018
Registration closed Apr 9
2 participants
6 instructors
Avalanche Awareness Seminar
Online Classroom
Mon, Mar 1, 2021
Registration closed Mar 1
12 participants
Tacoma Basic FT 4 - Glacier III
Paradise
Sun, Mar 7, 2021
Registration closed Mar 5
0 participants
0 instructors
Tacoma Basic Lecture 6
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Apr 20, 2022
Registration closed Apr 18
4 participants
4 instructors
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