Checking in one last time to wrap things up. We had a solid couple of days around Washinton Pass & Mazama.
Day 6, we went to a crag and worked on a lot of skills including lead belaying, multi-pitch climbing, top belays, 3:1 hauls in vertical terrain, and lowering with a belay device in guide mode. We also managed to get some rock climbing in as well. Good day.
Day 7 was our big day up at WA Pass. Kenny and I ticked Liberty Bell & South Early Winter Spire via the classic 5.6 routes. The others were on the Southwest Rib on SEWS, one of my fav routes at 5.8. We got up early, beat the crowds, and had primo weather. Sick!
Today we also got up early and beat the crowds. Seth & Darren practiced more skills like lead climbing. The rest of us closed out the course with some enjoyable multi-pitch sport climbing on the Goat Wall in Mazama. Raddd!
Most folks could tell it was day 8. We’re feeling worked, but highly satisfied. This has been one of the most productive courses I’ve had the pleasure of being apart of. Lee & Seth are some of the best (they instruct our very own AAI guide training). Our crew was also strong & psyched. If you’re looking to up ya game, train hard and let’s get after it!