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Intermediate & Expedition Climbing Skills

Intermediate & Expedition Climbing Skills

The climbing skills presented here are a collection of intermediate mountaineering skills and expedition climbing skills that climbers should have in order to feel comfortable and properly prepared in order to join an expedition-style climb. This presentation is meant for climbers who have already learned the skills in the mountains and are looking for a quick refresher of terminology and basic movements. This resource is not a comprehensive guide!

Intermediate Climbing Skills

Duck Step on Steep Terrain

Duck Step

Cross Over Step on Steep Terrain

Cross Over Step

Ice Axe: Low Dagger Position

Hip Belay

 

Running Belays

Running belays

Fixed Lines: Passing Anchors

Passing Fixed Line Anchors

Fixed Lines: Arm Wrap

Fixed Lines Arm Wrap

Anchors

Deadman

Deadman Anchor

Picket: Top-Clipped

Picket Anchor

Picket: Mid-Clipped

Picket Anchor

 

Saxon's Cross

Saxon Cross Anchor

Snow Bollard

Snow Bollard Anchor

V Thread

V Thread Anchor

 

Equalized Anchor with a Knot

Equalized Anchor

Equalized Anchor with a Magic X

Equalized Anchor

Crevasse Rescue Skills

C Pulley System

Crevasse Rescue System

Z Pulley System

Crevasse Rescue System

Self Rescue

Hip Belay

Camp Skills

Snow Walls

Tent Snow Walls

Taught Line Hitch

Taught Line Hitch

Trucker's Hitch

Truckers Hitch

 

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