Intermediate Skills Clinic


Intermediate Skills Clinic - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Intermediate Climbing Clinics - Mechanical Advantage Theory

  • Casual

6pm Seattle Program Center Goodman C (or maybe outside if it's really nice)

This is an introduction to mechanical advantage theory. We will be taking a more detailed look at mechanical advantage systems such as

  • incorporating friction into mechanical advantage
  • exploring other ways of calculating mechanical advantage
  • practicing with toothed pulleys/camming devices
  • alternate progress capture systems

Priority goes to Foothills  Climbing Intermediates and Leaders. After May 1, intermediates from other branches may request permission.


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Typical glacier travel equipment, including toothed pulleys and toothed rope grabs if you have them

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