Intermediate Rock Module - Trad Leading - Tacoma - 2019

Climbing Course

Intermediate Rock Module

This course will help students develop the necessary skills to climb multi-pitch trad routes.

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This module is designed for Tacoma Intermediate Climbing Program students to help develop the skills necessary to safely climb multi-pitch alpine rock routes. 

Required Reading:

  • Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills, 9th edition, Part 111. Rock Climbing
  •  Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills, 2nd Edition, Craig Luebben, ISBN 978-1-59485-862-8

Recommended Reading:

  •  How to Rock Climb, 5th Edition, John Long, ISBN 0762755342
  •  Rock Climbing Anchors: A Comprehensive Guide, Craig Leubben, ISBN 1594850062


  1. Tacoma Intermediate Program Student
  2. Have passed or graduated from the  Anchors & Self-Rescue Module
  3. Leading sport climbing routes  graded 5.7/5.8 or harder 
  4. Have accumulated a minimum of 3 teaching credits, and/or be in good standing with the Intermediate Committee teaching credit requirements

The Module has been split into 2 parts:

Single Pitch 

Single pitch will focus on efficient and proper trad gear placements and leading. 


Multi-pitch will focus on building gear anchors, rope management, and transitions. 


Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Intermediate Rock Written Exam
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, May 30, 2019
Registration closed May 30
9 participants
7 instructors
Tacoma Intermediate Rock - Lecture 1
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, Apr 2, 2020
Registration closed Mar 31
4 participants
2 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, May 6, 2020
Registration closed May 4
12 participants
2 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, Apr 1, 2021
Registration closed Mar 23
2 participants
1 instructor
Practice Clinic
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, Apr 23, 2020
Registration closed Apr 21
4 participants
2 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Tue, May 12, 2020
Registration closed May 10
12 participants
2 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Registration closed Apr 11
4 participants
2 instructors
Tacoma Intermediate Rock - FT 1
Sat, May 2, 2020 -
Sun, May 3, 2020
Registration closed Apr 30
12 participants
5 instructors
Tacoma Intermediate Rock - FT 3
Sat, May 16, 2020
Registration closed May 14
12 participants
5 instructors
Field Trip - Self-Rescue
Sun, May 17, 2020
Registration closed May 15
12 participants
6 instructors
Required Equipment



Belay Device

Assortment of carabiners and slings

Rock climbing shoes

Set of nuts, cams .5 - 2 inches, optional set of hexes and tricams

8-10 single length alpine draws, 2-3 double length alpine draws

Two cordelettes

Auto-locking belay device, such as Petzl Reverso or BD Guide



Course Materials

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