Intro to Our Courses // by Daniel Kim 

Mountaineering & Ice Climbing Courses

Mountaineering Leadership I (2 day)

From hiker to mountaineer

​This two-day workshop covers mountain navigation and will allow you to climb easy-to-moderate mountaineering objectives like Ellinor, Adams, and Shasta.

Mountaineering Leadership I (5 day)

Journey into the backcountry and undertake a volcano summit

​This five-day workshop covers a diverse array of skills including trip planning, mountain navigation, backpack camping, basic snow and glacier skills.

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Mountaineering Leadership II

From beginner to intermediate mountaineer

This four-day workshop will prepare you for expeditions on PNW volcanoes such as Rainier and Baker. 

Ice Leadership I

Learn the basics of alpine ice

Ice Leadership I is intended to teach ice climbing skills and movement in addition to rope skills and anchor building.

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Rock Climbing Courses

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Intro to Toproping

Learn the basics of roped climbing

At the end of this class, each student will have a clear understanding of all the elements of toproping - how to climb while your anchor point is above you at the top of the climb. 

Intro to Sport Lead

Learn the basics of lead climbing

Whether you have been climbing for a while or are new at toproping, this class will teach you the fundamentals to get started lead climbing outside.

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Advanced Sport Lead

Follow up to our intro sport lead class

Take our Advanced Sport Leading class to hone how to catch and fall, stick clip a route, use belay goggles, and explore mindfulness/visualization in climbing.

Intro to Trad

Learn the basics of traditional climbing

Learn the art of placing your own gear for protection on climbs. Our trad climbing course will include gear overview, setting gear, anchors, and rope management. 

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Flash Clinic: Cracknique

Learn the basics of crack climbing

This Flash Clinic focuses on Cracknique: the art of crack climbing techniques. Learn hand jams, fist jams, and foot placement while ascending a crack. 

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Rappelling

Learn to lower off a climb

Flash clinics are shorter sessions focusing on honing a specific skill. Learn how to properly rappel so you can clean anchors! 

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Ascending for Photography

Learn to take photos from up high

Join us to learn about belay device types and proper operation, types of ropes, anchors, rigging a fixed line, ascending off the ground, and hanging for photography.

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