Leading Trad Routes

Badge

Leading Trad Routes

Represents proficiency in leading rock climbs using traditional protection.

The holder of this badge has demonstrated proficiency in the following skills, as witnessed by a Mountaineers leader or designee.

  • Assessing route, conditions and rock quality
  • High quality placement of traditional protection including but not limited to cams and nuts
  • Building safe anchors
  • Belaying a follower
  • Setting up a rappel