Multi-pitch Rock Climbing Course | Miyar Adventures

Join Us on 2 Days Multi-pitch Rock Climbing Course

This two-day course introduces participants to multi-pitch rock climbing in the heart of the Cascades. The first day is spent learning skills, while the second is spent climbing multi-pitch routes. Students will climb sport routes or trad (traditional) routes depending on the climbing background of students and the weather report. With practice, the skills gained from this course will allow participants to confidently participate in multi-pitch alpine rock climbs on infamous peaks such as Sharkfin Tower, Forbidden Peak, Mt. Shuksan, Johannesburg, and Mt. Stuart. Participants must have previous climbing and belaying experience, preferably in an outdoor setting. This can be obtained on our introduction to rock climbing trip.

Skills covered during Multi-pitch Rock Climbing Course:

  • Reading a climbing route map (called a "topo")
  • Climbing equipment selection, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Tying into the rope for multi-pitch climbing
  • Safety check system
  • Communication
  • Belaying a lead climber
  • Removing rock protection
  • Introduction to anchor building
  • Attaching to a multi-pitch anchor
  • Rope management at a belay station
  • Lead belaying
  • Multi-pitch rappelling or lowering

We will have a logistics meeting and gear check at least three days before your trip is scheduled to depart.

2 Days 1 Night Camping
Not Required for Americans


  • Stoves/Cook Kits
  • Tents
  • Group climbing equipment
  • Guide Services
  • Pre-trip Planning/Information session on packing and gear
  • Backpacking, mountaineering, and general outdoor safety skills

  • Transportation (We will help arrange carpools)
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Parking or entry fees
  • Meals/Snacks/Drinks
  • Gratuities for Guides
Day 1:
Meet at a Park and Ride in the Seattle Area and carpool to the course area. Possible course areas include the Index Town Walls, Exit 38, Snoqualmie Pass, or a route in North Cascades National Park, depending upon the learning objectives of students. After establishing a camp, we head to the rock for practice. Students practice belaying a lead climber during a mock multi-pitch climb on flat ground. Students will do safety checks, learn multi-pitch climbing communication, practice responding to verbal commands, learn how to remove climbing protection, and manage the rope at a belay. After this practice guides will set-up a single or multi-pitch climb so students can practice the material and work on rock climbing movement skills. If time allows, students will learn methods of technical descent such as lowering and rappelling with a friction-hitch back-up. In the evening the group will return to camp rest.
Day 2:
Today we head to the base of a multi-pitch route and rack-up. Students will belay guides as they lead the route. Guides will belay each student from the top of a pitch while students remove protection as they climb. Once students reach the belay, they help the guide rack gear, manage the belay, and set-up the rope for the guide to lead the next pitch. At the top of the climb students will either rappel to the base or walk back to the base. Depending upon the time and desires of students, students may be able to continue climbing, review skills, or return to camp to pack-up and head home.
  • Mt Baker

    If you are interested in doing any climbing or hiking but need a guide , I highly recommend Miyar Adventures...Sandeep is a wonderful person and you will actually learn (and practice ) climbing and crevasse rescue techniques in addition to the trip/climb is definitely beyond a just a "get you to the summit" experience. He genuinely cares and brings in other excellent guides for bigger groups. My husband and I recently successfully made it to the summit of Mount Baker with Sandeep, two other guides and a group of friends and we had a fantastic experience. He and the guides he works with are very knowledgeable so I had confidence in their abilities to lead us but they are also very friendly and fun so that overall trip was enjoyable. I will definitely climb with Miyar Adventures again!

    Monica Henry
  • Climbing Mt Baker

    What an awesome experience to go on climbing Mt. Rainier with Miyar Adventures. Sandeep and his team of guides ( Kirk, Alexis, Joe, Ben, Chris, Jasmin ) did an awesome job to lead the multiple rope teams trough snow skill preparations and guiding through safely on glacier journey. The amount of efforts put into multi-month preparation, pre-trip meetings, accessibility to gears for rent and attention to details with food/weight/personal gears were all instrumental in almost all of us (in a group of 24) able to summit Mt. Rainier and have wonderful memories. We knew we were in best company and safe hands with prior experience with Miyar Adventures led climb to Mt. Baker and few other preparation trips. And guides calibrated their approach from novice climbers to experienced climbers to push enough to have an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend to go with Miyar Adventures on amazing trips they have lined up around the Puget Sound Area and internationally.

    Harshit Shah
  • Mount Olympus Summit

    Sandeep is possibly the best person (Miyar and guides) in the business to take you on the mountains. Anyone who has trained with him to summit Rainier over the years can tell you how much he cares about his peeps. Talk to him and he can always find a way to make it happen. I have been trying to climb Rainier for few years with personal constraints (need to be always available, can return anytime, 24*7 sat phone access etc) and many times I had to return mid climb from big ones like Baker and Rainier. It was really easy to talk to the guides about this situation. I never once felt unsafe on the mountains. This is a big deal given how much we learnt when it comes to snow skills and glacier training. Be safe and go with Miyar!

    Vivek Garg