Baker Mountain Guides Trad Climbing Fundamentals Course is designed to provide our students with an introductory understanding of placing and cleaning gear, building anchors, and crack climbing technique. After two days, participants will be ready for their first trad leads. Our instructors will provide real-time feedback and work closely with every student, building upon each person’s individual skill set.

Baker Mountain Guides custom course flow adapts to each climber. We build upon our students existing skills in order to provide everyone with the most pertinent information. Our local knowledge will foster your growth.


Baker Mountain Guides offers scheduled and custom 2-day Comprehensive Traditional Climbing Courses in Washington, Utah, and British Columbia.

  • Day 1: Fundamentals

    On day 1 We will cover modern forms of traditional placement and dive deep into anchor building and placing gear while climbing on top rope. Instructors will hang on a line next to you and give you feedback with each placement.

  • Day 2: Mock Leading

    On Day 2 Instructors will work closely with you to improve your movement ability so that you can place gear and move with confidence. Students will practice placing gear and climbing cracks while on top rope.

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Program Information

  • Season
  • March-November

  • Duration
  • 2 Days / 16 Hours

  • Locations
  • Squamish, BC

    Vantage, WA

    Index, WA

    Moab, UT

  • Max Ratio
  • 6 Clients to 1 Guide

  • Equipment

  • Schedule
  • 2019 Season

    • Custom Dates Available

  • Cost
  • Custom Rates