Sport Climbing Course FT1 - Fundamentals

Field trip: Sport Climbing Course

Sport Climbing Course FT1 - Fundamentals - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Learn the fundamentals of clipping, lead belay, gear, etc. needed to climb on bolted routes.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

9am Goodman C, Seattle Program Center.

The following topics will be covered.

  • Lead climbing; clipping techniques and what to avoid.
  • Lead belaying; types of devices, soft catch, slack management.
  • Sport Anchors; SRENE, pre vs. self equalization, quad.
  • Lowering, cleaning & rappelling.

Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Rock shoes
  • Belay device
  • Chalk (optional)
  • 4 locking carabiners
  • A couple-few non-locking biners
  • A couple sewn runners (single length) and/or a PA (personal anchor)
  • Cordellete (if this is new to you, just bring about 20ft of nylon 7mm cord)

You do not need to bring your own quick-draws for this session. 

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