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Applications are due by July 14. The class will be chosen and you will be notified by August 4.

Cost

Tuition for the 2024 Intermediate Climbing course is $650.  The course fee includes books and all camp fees.

Tuition does not include the cost of membership to the WAC, which is mandatory.

The Rock only option (first, third, and fourth weekends) costs $500.  The Rescue only option is $175.  These options are offered on a space available basis.  Priority is given to those who will take all four weekends.

Prerequisites

Participants will need basic climbing equipment that includes harness, helmet and shoes. We do not expect that students will provide their own trad gear (cams, nuts, etc.). These will be loaned by the instructors or from the club equipment on each weekend.  If students have gear of their own they are encouraged to bring it to practice with, but this is not required.   The club will provide all ropes. Students will also need standard outdoor clothing and day-hiking gear. Most sessions will take place rain or shine. 

For all aspects of the class, we expect you to be able to demonstrate a broad set of climbing skills as detailed in our "knots test" here.  Please review the knots on the list, and be prepared to demonstrate the skills.  If you have questions or concerns, contact the cochairs.

Rescue Portion of the Course

Skills required to participate include basic rock climbing skills.   It builds on the skills acquired in the Basic Class and you should be comfortable with them before applying.  In addition to these skills, we want you to have experience in lead belaying.  If you're unsure if you currently have the appropriate skills needed for this class, feel free to email questions to wac-icc-chairs@googlegroups.com

Rock Portion of the Course

Skills required to participate include basic rock climbing skills.  The course application will ask you to provide examples of climbs that demonstrate these skills. 

We want you to have experience in lead belaying.  Lead sport climbing is a big plus.  If you're unsure if you currently have the appropriate skills needed for this class, feel free to email questions to wac-icc-chairs@googlegroups.com 

An in person skills test may also be administered prior to acceptance in the course. 


Each student must be or become a member of the Washington Alpine Club before they are able to pay for the ICC course.

Refund policy:  No refunds will be offered for any part of the class after the first Tuesday night class.  Exceptions may be granted on a case by case basis for reasons such as: injuries that prevent the student from safely participating in the class, emergencies as approved by the co-chairs, etc.