Sport Climbing - Tacoma - 2021

Climbing Course

Sport Climbing

Interested in transitioning from the climbing gym to real rock? Want to solidify or refresh newly acquired rock climbing skills? Want to develop new skills or push your climbing up a grade or two? If so, this course is for you!

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COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

Please note: registration will initially be limited to first-come, first-serve TACOMA BRANCH MEMBERS ONLY. On Thursday, 8/19 (two weeks before the start of the course), at 8:00am, registration will be open to everyone. If you are from a different branch and you register before this date, your registration will be canceled and refunded. Thank you!

The Tacoma Sport Climbing Course is intended to support students in the development of skills necessary to safely lead and belay single-pitch routes on bolts, both indoors and outdoors. The course covers all skills required for a student to transition from the classroom to the crag on their own, and includes ample opportunities for instructors to assess whether students are ready for that transition.

This course is open to climbers of all ability levels! However, you should already be comfortable with the mechanics of top-rope belaying; in addition, you stand to gain the most from this course if you are already fairly comfortable with at least 5.8 in the gym. If you have any questions about what that means or about the course in general, please e-mail course leaders Benjamin Brown at benjamin.o.brown@gmail.com or Katie Breen at katelin.o.breen@gmail.com.

The course also examines other systems and practices crucial to outdoor sport climbing, such as setting up anchors for top-roping a route, cleaning anchors, lowering or rappelling down a route, and being a responsible Mountaineers member in activities in the outdoors and at the crag (LNT principles, rock and route evaluation, etc.).

Please note: registration will initially be limited to first-come, first-serve TACOMA BRANCH MEMBERS ONLY. On Thursday, 8/19 (two weeks before the start of the course), at 8:00am, registration will be open to everyone. If you are from a different branch and you register before this date, your registration will be canceled and refunded. Thank you!

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Classroom Session
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, Sep 23, 2021
Registration closes Sep 21
1 participant
0 instructors
Outdoor Field Trip
The Feathers
Sat, Sep 25, 2021 -
Sun, Sep 26, 2021
Registration closes Sep 23
2 participants
0 instructors

Additional badges needed to graduate

Completed

Roster
Required Equipment

10 essentials

Rope, anchor building materials, harness, rock shoes, quick draws, helmet

Don't go buy this stuff right away! We'll send out an email about gear before the course begins.

 

Course Materials

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