Indoor/Outdoor Wall Climb - Marymoor Park

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Indoor/Outdoor Wall Climb - Marymoor Park

Outdoor climbing sesh for experienced climbing families. Leadership permission required. Previous experience highly recommended (indoor is ok). Please send me an email confirming that you have access to equipment.

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  • Sun, Mar 6, 2022
  • Olympia Youth & Family Activities
  • Climbing, Family, Avalanche Safety
  • Rock Climb
  • Youth, Families
  • Crag Rock Climb
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 38 ft

This will be a family friendly climbing trip to the climbing wall at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA. This is a parking lot crag; the approach is flat and approximately 5 minutes. Meeting time will be 1:00 PM.  Parking costs $1.00 or you will get a ticket. 

PREVIOUS CLIMBING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. 

This is a good place to transition to outdoor climbing but is NOT a good place for small children to climb for the first time.  Climbing grades start at 5.7 YDS  and go up to 5.10 YDS.  It may be cold and windy. 

All climbers are responsible to bring their own climbing shoes and harness.  Both these items are required. Helmets are optional because this is an artificial structure with no falling rocks or debris. If you need to borrow gear, please contact your local branch. 

If it rains, we will still climb but limit it to bouldering in the dry areas. Either way, it will be helpful to bring climbing tape so you can make our own crack gloves! 

I used to climb here as a teenager in 1995. One of my favorite memories of this place is climbing up to a small cave and then spending time with my buddies on the roof while eating doughnuts. I encourage all participants to take selfies from the top while eating a doughnut!

When climbing outside in March, it may be cold and windy. Please dress accordingly and keep your kiddos warm. Hand warmers will be helpful. 

Notably, there is a 5.10 YDS climb here that I think is the greatest (artificial) single-pitch sport climb in the world (see the tall and pointy thing on the right side of the picture). I call it, "Riding The Unicorn Horn." It isn't kid friendly but it sure is fun!

Outdoor artificial walls are great places to practice climbing skills, learn new skills and train for climbing strength and technique. 

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Suggested equipment:

  • Climbing Tape
  • Belay Device

Note that in many instances equipment is available to borrow or rent.

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