SoR Trad TRS 1: Knots, Belaying, Trad Gear

Asha Park-Carter (S, T), Blox Bloxham (she/they) (B, S, T), Cole Crawford (B, TR, S, T, MP, A), James Hermus (B,TR,S,T,MP), Josh Bradshaw (S, T, MP), Louisa French (she/her/hers) (S, T)
School of Rock
Trad climbing
Trip date
Tuesday, May 31st, 2022
Difficulty rating
School of Rock Participants only

At this first TRS, we'll cover belay checks, basic knots, trad gear, and an overview of rappelling which we'll practice on the first weekend trip.

Point person: Louisa

Where and When

Where: Meet at Room 50-340 We will start out in 50-340 and spill over into the bouldering wall for skills practice.

When: 7pm-9pm


If you already own any of the following gear please bring it. Leaders will have extras of some of these things if you don't have your own yet:

  • harness
  • cordelette (to practice tying knots)
  • nylon sling or PAS
  • tubular belay device (e.g. ATC or similar)
  • locking carabiner
  • prusik loop

Office Hours/Renting Gear Reminder

Please note that both Week 1 Trad TRS sessions will NOT take place in the MITOC office. If you need to rent gear for this weekend's trip, please plan to go to office hours on Tuesday at 6 PM (before the TRS). Remember that you must have a harness, helmet, climbing shoes, and a belay device and locking carabiner to participate this weekend. MITOC rents all of this gear if you need it.


Here is some more info about what we will cover in this first TRS. Feel free browse these resources at your own pace before or after the TRS.


first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
Signups opened at
May 5, 2022, 7:27 p.m.
Signups closed at
May 31, 2022, 6:37 p.m.
Signups for this trip are closed.