Want to French Free a few moves on a free climb or do a free route having a bolt ladder like Monkey Face at Smith Rock? How about the A0 move on Royal Arches in Yosemite? Or do you just want to learn what aid climbing techniques are all about? This introduction to aid climbing involves a one-day, in-town session with "chalk talk" and practice sessions on the North Wall and indoor climbing wall of the Mountaineers Program Center.
Participants should have climbing ability equivalent to graduates of Basic, Crag, or Sport Climbing course offered by the Mountaineers.
All sessions at Mountaineers Program Center. Note the practice session date has been shifted to Saturday, the 5th.
In-town Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd from 7PM. All day practice session on Saturday, Oct. 5th from 8AM. North Plaza if weather cooperates, basement wall if not. Loaner gear will be available. Aside from standard rock climbing gear, should also bring gloves and shoes with stiff soles.
Need to be comfortable being on vertical wall and have working knowledge of good anchor building.