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Multi Pitch trad climbing offers an incredible amount of freedom. And with all of this freedom comes a lot of technique and decision making. This course will teach you a broad base of technical skills as well a mental process to help with good judgement. By the end of this course you will have learned the fundamentals to start leading traditional (trad) multi pitch climbs on your own. This course is taught by AMGA Certified Rock Guides.

Course length

2 Days, can be combined with trad climbing course for 4 days 

Locations we offer this course

  • Washington (Index)

Upcoming Dates


Private Course Availability: April - September 2024

Don't see a date in a location you are looking for? Reach out to us about setting up a course on your preferred date.​


You must have taken our trad climbing clinic or have experience leading trad climbs at a grade of 5.6 or higher. Contact us if you have any questions about whether or not you are ready for this course.

Course Ratio 

Max 3:1

Course Cost

Group Course Cost


Please note we will have to charge private course rates if only 1 person signs up.

Private Course Cost

1 participant: $995 

2 participants: $595 per person

3+ participants: $475 per person

Multipitch Trad Climbing Course: About


  • We will briefly review skills from the learn to trad climb course

  • Appropriate gear selection

  • Efficient anchor building and evaluation for multi pitch climbing with traditional gear or terrain features

  • Methods to belaying a follower

  • Efficient multipitch transitions

  • Efficient rope management

  • Considerations for belaying a leader on a multipitch climb, including fall factors

  • How to rappel a multi pitch climb 

  • Basic multipitch self rescue

  • Route finding and topos

Multipitch Trad Climbing Course: About



  • Instruction from an AMGA certified Rock Guide

  • Climbing Permits

  • Use of Group Technical Equipment such as Ropes and Rack


  • Personal Climbing Equipment (harness, helmet, shoes, belay devices)

  • Transportation

  • Lodging or Camping 

  • Meals while on the course

  • Trip Insurance

  • Guide Gratuity 

Multipitch Trad Climbing Course: FAQ
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