The Tooth is fun and challenging monolith for multi-pitch alpine rock climbing.
In the beautiful Snoqualmie backcountry we will cover the rock climbing techniques necessary to tackle several of the jagged faces that surround our classroom. Hours of fun climbing are in store for those who wish to expand their outdoor rock climbing horizons! The difficulty ranges from 5.4-5.7 depending on the route.
Participants should have experience with basic climbing knots, belaying, lead climbing and cleaning.
- Understanding Climbing Gear – Harness, Helmets, Biners, Belay Device(ATC and Auto Locking), Chalk Bag, Rock Shoes, Rope, Quick
- Climbing Knots
- Techniques to climb rock faces and cracks
- Cragging area ethics and safety concerns
- Multi-pitch preparation and climbing
- Rope selection, organization and management
- Hanging belays
- Efficient racking and gear exchange
- Belaying from anchor
- Safe retreat and descent
- 1:1 ratio for $350
- 1:2 ratio for $220
PassportNot Required for Americans
Minimum Age16 years old
- Climbing Gear:
- Belay Device(ATC and Auto Locking)
- Chalk Bag
- Transportation (We will help arrange carpools or transportation)
- Full Meals
- Gratuities for Instructors
We hike in from the Source Lake Overlook trailhead for about an hour to reach the foot of The Tooth.
The lesson begins with a discussion of belay station management, belay strategies and techniques, and preventing falls. After covering some of the basics we begin practicing belaying off anchor, off harness, and redirecting the belay.
We will have a couple hours practice, take a lunch break, and hop back on the wall to make a full multi-pitch climb of The Tooth.
As a newbie to rock climbing, I took the intro to outdoor rock climbing with Miyar Adventures. Our lead instructor, Sandeep was great and so was his assistant who joined us for the course training at Gritscone. As a group of five, we were able to tackle five climbs in one day ranging from 5.5 to 5.9. This allowed each climber more opportunities to practice the techniques, work on the commands, and gain experience with various rock formations. It’s a great value esp. considering we were a small group. Sandeep is a knowledgeable climber and a genuinely nice person. We hung out for a bit after the course and had great conversations with interesting people!
I took the Intro To Outdoor Rock Climbing Course August 24th and had a great time! The instruction given by Sandeep Nain was well organized and detailed. Our infield curriculum included review and practical applications of climbing gear, climbing knots, climbing commands, belay techniques, climbing ethics and of course safety, which Sandeep emphasized throughout this one day course. Our group then had the opportunity to do 5+ top rope climbs on routes varying in difficulty, great work out! On top of meeting some great people we finished the day with a dip in the river! You can't beat that! I highly recommend this course.