Trad Lead School 2018
[Formerly Lead School]
Have you been trying out sport leading in the gym and getting an itch to take it outside? Are you getting tired of the same old top-rope routes at Minnehaha or Post Falls, and want to go climb longer routes in the wilderness? Are you ready to go beyond the crag?
This course is designed for those who have taken Rock School or Mountain School and have experience with sport leading in the gym or outside. The focus of this course will be an introduction to Traditional, a.k.a. Trad, climbing which focuses on the skills needed to ascend vertical rock while placing and removing protection. Topics will include, but not be limited to, traditional gear use and placements, multi-pitch climbing and efficiency, and building trad anchors.
School Director - Brett Barna, firstname.lastname@example.org
School Assistant Director - Matthew Inman, email@example.com
Indoor - Wednesday, August 8, 6-9pm, 12825 E. Mirabeau Pkwy, Spokane Valley
Outdoor - Saturday/Sunday, August 11/12, 8am-4pm, Spokane Area Crags
Outdoor - Saturday/Sunday, August 18/19, 8am-4pm, Leavenworth Area or Equivalent
This is not a basic or introductory climbing course. A certain level of rock climbing proficiency is expected. If you are lacking in any of the areas outlined below, start working now so you are ready for the course in August. Contact the course director with any questions. Participants must
Applications will be accepted through Sunday, July 22. Accepted applicants will be notified the following week at the latest. Participants must be 18 or older. Participant number is limited. All participants must be members of the Spokane Mountaineers. Join now if you are not already a member! Selection criteria considered will include, but not be limited to, date application was submitted, climbing experience, and previous participation with the Spokane Mountaineers.
The application link below will take you to a form. Please fill this out carefully and completely.