The Washington Alpine Club Intermediate Class Cochairs are paying close attention to the trajectory of the pandemic and monitoring wilderness closures. At this time we are still hoping to offer the Intermediate Class this fall. Please check this site for updates.
The Washington Alpine Club's Intermediate Climbing Class offers lead rock and ice 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, ice, and alpine environments.
The class format follows that of the Basic Climbing Class with Tuesday night lectures followed by weekend field trips.
Class sizes are small and have a roughly one to one student to instructor ratio.