Scrambling Skills Workshop

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Scrambling Skills Workshop - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Foothills Scramble course students, practice rock and snow skills in a controlled environment at the Seattle Program Center to prepare for your field trips.

  • Easy

Seattle Program Center, Goodman B at 5:50-8:50 pm.

In this multi-station workshop, you will practice various snow and rock scrambling techniques in a controlled environment to prepare for your field trips. You will practice:

Snow Skills

  • How to hold and travel with an ice axe
  • How to fit crampons
  • Walking in balance
  • Turning on slopes
  • Self-arrest position

Rock Skills/Techniques

  • Ascending a summit block
  • Descending a summit block
  • Three points of contact
  • Scree/talus/boulder travel
  • Edging
  • Smearing
  • Stemming
  • Friction/Slabs
  • Protected downclimbing

Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Ice Axe
  • Helmet
  • Three-season mountaineering boots
  • Scramble down-climb kit
  • Headlamp
  • Rain gear (in case)
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