Intro to Trad Climbing

Three events will be held on 3 different dates:
Saturday, May 25, 2019 9:30am-4pm
Saturday, June 22, 2019 9:30am-4pm
Saturday, July 20, 2019 9:30am-4pm

Kelso or Rattlesnake Conservation Area, depending on weather and temperature


This event is for experienced climbers interested in learning Traditional Style (Trad) Climbing.

The clinic will give you the chance to second and clean gear and to mock lead to practice placing gear.

There will be an opportunity to lead on 5.1-5.5 climbs, for those who can demonstrate an understanding and ability to build an anchor.

To participate in this course, you must know how to belay a leader and catch a leader fall. It’s helpful if you can rappel. Trip Classification is B.

Participants: 4-6, dependent on leader availability

COST: Park fee around $7.

GEAR: Helmet (mandatory), harness, climbing shoes, belay device, rope, long slings, biners, protection gear, nut tool, lunch, water, sunscreen and insect repellent/clothing.

TRIP LEADER: Contact Yendre, at if you’re interested and please answer the following questions in your email to her.

1. Are you an ACC member?
2. Do you know how to belay a leader and catch a leader fall?
3. Do you lead, for how long? Indoors or outdoors? 4. Can you belay a second from the top?
5. Do you know how to rappel
6. Do you have a rope? A trad rack?

WAIVER: You must read and understand it before attending and sign a color copy in ink upon arrival: a

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