Introduction to Alpine Rock Course

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Introduction to Alpine Rock Course

This badge represents successful completion of the Introduction to Alpine Rock Course. This course prepares students for following a trad leader in an alpine multi pitch rock climbing environment. This course combined with the glacier travel course and alpine scramble course is equivalent to taking the Basic Alpine Climbing Course.

DESCRIPTION OF SKILLS

The holder of this badge has demonstrated proficiency in the following skills:

  • Belay Escape
  • Hand line travel
  • Ascending a rope
  • Munter Belay
  • Rappel (extended, munter, leg wrap, sit and span, with pack)
  • Cleaning and racking traditional protection placed by the leader
  • Assisting with transitions at belay stations
  • Belaying from an anchor mid-climb
  • Lead belaying
  • Familiar with rope management systems like saddlebags for rappelling and coiling techniques for improved efficiency at belay stations.

WHAT DOES THIS BADGE ALLOW ME TO DO?

This badge allows me to sign up for basic alpine or basic rock climbs. This badge plus the scramble badge and glacier travel badge result in basic alpine climbing equivalency. 

How do I get this badge?

Enroll in the Introduction to Alpine Rock course held by the Seattle branch in the spring. This course is a pilot course and there is currently no equivalency process.

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