Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center


Indoor/Outdoor Wall Climb - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Indoor Rock climbing for first-timers and experienced climbers, alike.

  • Basic Rock Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 0.1
  • Elevation Gain: 40 ft


10:00 Introductions and harness/shoe fitting

11:00 Climbing with a focus on the basics of indoor rock climbing - parents and experienced climbers will be asked to help

12:30  Intermediate and advanced rock climbing techniques

Hello fellow climbing families and friends!

This is a "family friendly" climbing trip.

What is family friendly climbing? There's no official definition but here are some attributes of family friendly climbing:



Single pitch

Generally, less than or equal to 5.8 YDS with some exceptions

Challenge by choice

Operates within The Mountaineers risk framework


What you need to bring:


Harness (I have some extra)

Rock shoes - we will have some available

Anything you need to help keep you and your children happy


What would be helpful to bring:

Something to sit on while you wait to climb like a chair or something similar




What is going to be expected of me and my family

Have a good attitude

Be safe

Show up on time and as prepared as possible

Help carry group gear like ropes and other equipment

Be nice to the locals because we will be representing the rock climbing and Mountaineers Communities


What if...

You or your children don't feel like climbing? No problem, just let me know. I'm not here to make anyone do something that they don't want to do. 

I don't have any kids? That's fine as long as you are patient with those of us that do because if the kids don't have fun then neither do their parents. 

There is a medical emergency? There is a 7 step Mountaineering Oriented First Aid (MOFA) process:

Take charge (this will be assigned to someone)

Approach the scene safely

Provide emergency rescue or emergency first aid if necessary

Protect the patient

Check for other injuries

Make a plan

Carry out the plan then call the Mountaineers Emergency Line at 206-521-6030


Please let me and/or the MOFA lead know if there is anything important from a health/mental/emotional perspective.


Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Suggested equipment:

  • Harness
  • Rock Shoes
  • Belay Device

Note that in many instances equipment is available to borrow.

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