This day-long seminar teaches students with previous outdoor rock climbing experience how to build traditional (trad) climbing anchors with cams, nuts, trees, and boulders. This course is perfect for gym climbers or sport climbers looking to break into trad climbing by top-roping traditional routes in places like Leavenworth, Squamish, Yosemite, and Joshua Tree. The course will take place at the Index Town Walls or another crag within driving distance from Seattle.
Those who do not have previous outdoor rock climbing experience should consider coming on our Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing trip. Those interested in developing a more advanced skills set should consider combining this course with our trad lead climbing course, multi-pitch course, or alpine climbing course.
- How to identify routes using a guidebook
- Overview of trad climbing protection and anchor materials
- Understanding strengths and weaknesses of traditional protection
- Placing and removing traditional protection
- Principles of anchor building
- Knots and hitches used for anchor building
- Equalizing 3 and 4 piece anchors
- Building anchors with trees and boulders
- Positioning the masterpoint for top-rope use
PassportNot Required for Americans
Minimum Age13 years old
ActivityRock climbing instruction
- Group climbing equipment
- Guide Services
- Pre-trip Planning Information
- Transportation (We will help arrange carpools or transportation can be provided for extra fees)
- Gratuities for Guides
Course logistics and a packing list will be provided to students after booking
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 ...it 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!
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.
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!