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Sat, Aug 05



Intro to Trad Course

Advance your climbing skills with a 2 day, small-group Intro to Trad course

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Intro to Trad Course
Intro to Trad Course

Time & Location

Aug 05, 2023, 6:30 AM – Aug 06, 2023, 3:00 PM

Gearhouse, 800 E Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98102, USA


About the event

2-Day Intro to Trad Course $300.00+fees per person (individual member price) - 5 participant minimum (max 6)

Final payment will occur with our partner - registering on this event indicates commitment to attend this course.

Program Includes ✓ AMGA Guide/Instructor working within their Scope of Practice ✓ All group climbing equipment (Ropes and Climbing Protection)


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Program Prerequisites

✓ Previous outdoor climbing and belaying experience required. ✓ Familiar with basic climbing knots (Rewoven Fig. 8, Overhand, Clove Hitch, etc.) ✓ Comfortable top-rope climbing at a 5.8 level or above

Topics Covered

Traditional climbing culture Material strengths Spring loaded camming devices Passive protection Basic anchor rigging & knots Trad climbing anchor fundamentals Bolt inspection & evaluation Natural anchor inspection & evaluationIntro to the leading sequence Into to placing climbing protection Removing gear while climbing Organizing your harness while climbing Belaying a leader Protecting the Belayer Rigging a top belay with traditional equipment

✓ The use of Mountain Bureau traditional equipment (If you have traditional equipment please bring it and practice with it. Please pre-mark your equipment!) ✓ Individual Climbing Harnesses, Helmets, and Belay Equipment (As needed) What to bring: - Climbing shoes -  Personal clothing, appropriate for the conditions -  Lunches, Snacks, and Drinks -  Trailhead parking permits

Transporation: Carpooling

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