Basic Trad Climbing - Snoqualmie Valley and Index

Basic Trad Climbing

We'll meet in North Bend to climb nearby at Little Mt Si or, if its the height of summer, we'll head further to Snoqualmie Pass. This is a 50/50 climbing versus practicing. We'll discuss cleaning gear, placing gear, building anchors, and rappel descents. Depending on your prior experience, we may also perform a few mock leads.

This day can be done up to a 4:1 ratio, but I believe you'll get the most out of it by keeping the ratio to 2:1.

Basic Trad Climbing - Intro to Multi-Pitch

After reviewing belay techniques and cleaning gear, we'll climb a fantastic multi-pitch 5.6 and then review rappel descents from the top. We'll finish the day climbing several other crack climbs up to 5.8.

This day is best done with a max ratio of 2:1.


Leavenworth is just far enough away to make it a wonderful weekend getaway. With its clean, sweeping granite it's a fantastic destination. For photos check out my page on Multi-Pitch climbing in Leavenworth LINK and contact me for more information and ideas.

Private dates are available for these climbs June-October.

I'm able to offer these trips in cooperation with Pro Guiding Service.