TRAD CLIMBING COURSE
Traditional climbing is the art of leaving no trace. In trad climbing, we use removable equipment and protection. In this course, we will cover gear placement, leading techniques and anchor building to help you start leading single pitch trad climbs on your own. This course is taught by AMGA Certified Rock Guides.
2 Days, can be combined with Multi Pitch Trad Climbing Course for 4 days.
Locations we offer this course
Washington (Index, Vantage)
Private Course Availability: May - September 2023
Group Course Dates:
May 11 - 12 (Can be combined with Trad Multi-Pitch Course for 4 day course)
June 17 - 18 (Can be combined with Trad Multi-Pitch Course for 4 day course) Only 1 spot left!
July 15 - 16 (Can be combined with Trad Multi-Pitch Course for 4 day course)
August 12 - 13
September 1 - 2 (Can be combined with Trad Multi-Pitch Course for 4 day course)
Don't see a date in a location you are looking for? Reach out to us about setting up a private course on your preferred date.
You must have taken our sport climbing course or have experience top-roping outside at a grade of 5.7 or higher AND leading inside at a grade 5.8 or higher. Contact us if you have any questions about whether or not you are ready for this course.
Group Course Cost
Please note we will have to charge private course rates if only 1 person signs up.
Private Course Cost
1 participant: $895
2 participants: $550 per person
3 participants: $450 per person
4+ participants: $395 per person
SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN
We will briefly review skills from the learn to sport climb course
Appropriate gear selection
Traditional gear placement
Anchor building and evaluation using traditional gear
Anchor building and evaluation using natural anchors or terrain features
Leading techniques for trad climbing
Standard lead belaying techniques
Basic crack climbing technique
Mental techniques for leading
Route finding and topos
Instruction from an AMGA certified Rock Guide
Use of Group Technical Equipment such as Ropes and Rack
Personal Climbing Equipment (harness, helmet, shoes, belay devices)
Lodging or Camping
Meals while on the course