Intermediate Field Trip #2 Leading on Rock

Field trip: Intermediate Alpine Climbing Program

Intermediate Field Trip #2 Leading on Rock - Squamish

Rock Climbing 1 field trip.

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  • Crag Rock Climb
  • Moderate

Will meet Friday night at Klahanie Campground in Squamish, BC.

This is a two day trip that focuses on preparing the student to perform a competent rock lead on Class 5.4 rock or higher and then, if prepared, the student can perform a rock lead.  Generally, the first day concentrates on practicing the elements of lead rock climbing while the second day is dedicated to performing the actual rock lead or to continue to practice if the student is not prepared to perform a rock lead.

Material covered includes:

-using your gear and gear management

-placing protection of all types

-setting SRENE anchors

-lead and climb planning

Successful completion of this field trip is required before credit may be received for basic rock climb rope leads and participation in scheduled intermediate rock climbs.


students will earn:

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Harness, belay gloves, 2 double runners, 10 carabiners, 1 rope per 2 climbers, leader tie-off, 10 Es, hardware sling, car camp equipment, cordeletter/equaletter, basic rack (>10 pieces), helmet, 6 single runners, chock pick.

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