Applications are now closed for the 2023 class.
Please come back next year for another thrilling edition of the class.
The Washington Alpine Club's Intermediate Climbing Class offers lead rock climbing experience that builds on the mountaineering skills taught in the Basic Class. This course focuses on teaching the skills necessary to become competent climbing partners in technical rock, and alpine environments. The class format follows that of the Basic Climbing Class with Tuesday night lectures followed by weekend field trips. The course typically accepts 8 students to maintain a 1:1 instructor-student ratio, and comply to permit limitations where we teach and camp. See our curriculum and schedule for more info.
If you are an experienced climber, and would like to teach rock leading or party rescue with us, please contact the class chairs to discuss the opportunities available. We are an all-volunteer program and greatly appreciate the time and energy that our more experienced members contribute to make this program a success. It is also lots of fun.
The class chairs can be reached here.