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Multi-Pitch Efficiency

  • The Source 1118 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660 United States (map)


Do you aspire to bigger and more involved objectives? Would you like to simplify and master the ropework and rigging of multi-pitch anchors? In this clinic we will cover some strategies for approaching longer routes with confidence and moving quickly. We’ll cover the finer points of efficient rope management and transitions, as well as more advanced techniques like simul-climbing and short-fixing. Whether on rock, ice or snow, we’ll learn how to cover more ground and move with the efficiency of a pro.

Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advanced Climbing Skills

Required Gear: Harness, belay-device

Optional Gear: Ti-bloc, mini traction, ascender, any equipment you have that you want further instruction on.

Instructor: Alan Rousseau

Max. Class Size: 10

Tuition: $45


About the Instructor

As a mountain guide, Alan Rousseau has landed a profession that he is passionate about, a profession that has taken him to amazing locations in Utah, Alaska, Washington, Peru, and the European alps. After spending his childhood in New England, Alan moved to Utah in 2004 where he lives with his wife and learned to climb. Initially, Alan picked up climbing as a secondary activity in an effort to take his skiing and snowboarding further up into the mountains. But the more he did it, the more he found passion in climbing impressive lines and summiting awe-inspiring peaks. Aside from his guiding trips, Alan has also traveled to places such as Nepal, India, Greece, and Canada where he has explored new places and established new routes. 

Mountain Resume

  • IFMGA/UIAGM Certified Guide

  • First ascents of mixed climbs up to M10

  • 2013 Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Award Recipient

  • First ascent of the West Face of Pachermo Peak in the Rolwaling Himal of Nepal

  • First ascent of Langmoche Ri peak in the Rolwaling Himal of Nepal

  • First Ascent Rungofarka Suru valley of Kashmir, India

  • 2017 Mugs stump award recipient

  • 2018 AAC cutting edge award

  • Sponsorsed by: Beal, Grivel, Cilogear, Adidas Terrex




Earlier Event: November 15
Film Night: Michigan Ice
Later Event: November 16
Intro to Ice & Mixed Climbing