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MULTI-PITCH TRAD CLIMBING

Our Multi-Pitch Trad Climbing video series helps prepare you for bigger days, longer routes, multiple pitches, and committing adventure climbs.

Multi-Pitch Trad Climbing is considered an advanced discipline of rock climbing. Before viewing this series, be sure you have the skills dialed from our previous video series. Take some time to make sure you have had enough practice and instruction in gear placement, anchor building, and rope work, as well as the movement skills to keep you safe on your route.

Let’s get started! Our Multi-Pitch Trad Climbing video series is below. Be careful, and have fun!

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Multi-Pitch Trad: 1. Understanding & Using a Reverso

  1. Understanding & Using a Reverso In this video we discuss the benefits of a plaquette belay device. This is a type of belay device...
2-Multi-Pitch Trad - Belay Transitionsvideo

Multi-Pitch Trad: 2. Belay Transitions

  2. Belay Transitions In this video we look at belay transitions during multi-pitch climbing. You’ll notice the theme throughout these considerations is efficiency. Time management...
3-Multi-Pitch Trad - Gear Considerationsvideo

Multi-Pitch Trad: 3. Gear Considerations

  3. Gear Considerations In this video we look at the gear we often take on multi-pitch, traditional route. Every climb is unique and may require...
4-Multi-Pitch Trad - Gear Logisticsvideo

Multi-Pitch Trad: 4. Gear Logistics

  4. Gear Logistics In this video we review some multi-pitch climbing logistics. First, decide with your climbing partner how you will lead and follow the route....
5-Multi-Pitch Trad - Non Verbal Communicationsvideo

Multi-Pitch Trad: 5. Non-Verbal Communication

  5. Non-Verbal Communication What happens when you can’t hear your leader yell “off belay!” An understanding of non-verbal communication is a simple skill, rooted in...
6-Multi-Pitch Trad - Preparationvideo

Multi-Pitch Trad: 6. Preparation

  6. Preparation When you want to get out on a multi pitch route, how do you select and prepare for that route? How do you...
7-Multi-Pitch Trad - Racking up for the Climbvideo

Multi-Pitch Trad: 7. Racking up for the Climb

  7. Racking up for the Climb In this video we review the steps you’ll take when preparing to climb at the base of the route. RACKING Slings...
8-Multi-Pitch Trad - Racking part 1 of 2video

Multi-Pitch Trad: 8. Racking Part 1 of 2

  8. Racking Part 1 of 2 We have arrived at the base of our route and now we want to ready ourselves for the climb!...
9-Multi-Pitch Trad - Racking pt 2 of 2video

Multi-Pitch Trad: 9. Racking Part 2 of 2

  9. Racking Part 2 of 2 Now we are just about ready to launch onto our climb for the day. Here are a few more...
Multi-Pitch Trad 10. Tying & Racking a Cordelettevideo

Multi-Pitch Trad: 10. Tying & Racking a Cordalette

  10. Tying & Racking a Cordalette A cordelette is an excellent tool for a multi pitch climb. It is versatile and useful—it can be used...
11-Multi-Pitch Trad - Partner Communicationvideo

Multi-Pitch Trad: 11. Partner Communication

  11. Partner Communication In this video we review an important consideration for partner communication when multi-pitch trad climbing. When using verbal commands during a climb,...
12-Multi-Pitch Trad - Retreating from a Routevideo

Multi-Pitch Trad: 12. Retreating from a Route

  12. Retreating from a Route What happens if you run out of time, take too long, or if unexpected weather rolls in while you are...
13-Multi-Pitch Trad - Route Logisticsvideo

Multi-Pitch Trad: 13. Route Logistics

  13. Route Logistics In this video we review a few considerations for route logistics for multi-pitch trad climbing. When heading out for a multi-pitch climb...
14-Multi -Pitch Trad - Finding the Route and Descentvideo

Multi-Pitch Trad: 14. Finding the Route and Descent

  14. Finding the Route and Descent In this video we review the art of finding the route—as well as the descent. Once you’ve done your...
15 -Multi-Pitch Trad - Wandering Routesvideo

Multi-Pitch Trad: 15. Wandering Routes

  15. Wandering Routes In this video, we discuss how to manage wandering routes. Most long traditional multi-pitch climbs will wander at some point, as they...
16-Multi-Pitch Trad - Weathervideo

Multi-Pitch Trad: 16. Weather

  16. Weather In climbing, weather can be one of the most important factors, affecting enjoyment at best—and safety at worst. Monitor the weather for several...
17-Multi-Pitch Trad - Swinging leads vs blocksvideo

Multi-Pitch Trad: 17. Swapping Leads vs. Leading in Blocks

  17. Swapping Leads vs. Leading in Blocks In this video we review the reasons you might choose to swap leads or lead in blocks. Swapping Leads:...

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