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Application Period

Applications for WAC ICC are closed.
Applications open in June and close in July with events beginning in August. Stay tuned for 2022

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 out by instructors on each weekend. If students have gear of their own they are encouraged to bring it to practice with, but this is not required. Students will also need standard outdoor clothing and backpacking gear. Most sessions will take place rain or shine.


Full Course

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


Rescue-only 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


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

Cost

2021 student course fees are $380 for the full six weekend course, or $85/weekend if the course is taken a la carte.

The 2021 Spring Self Rescue X course costs $80

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

The course fee includes books and all camp fees.

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.

How to Apply

To apply for the class you must submit an application (applications are currently closed). When you have been accepted in the class, you'll have one week to pay the course fee. Failing to do so will invalidate your application and we will fill your spot with another applicant. There are separate applications for the full course (or weekends taken a-la carte) and the rescue-only portion of the course.

Applications for Spring Self Rescue X 2021 were due on June 8th.

Applications for the 2021 full Intermediate Climbing Class opened on June 9th and closed end of day July 10th.