BC Lecture #1: Intro and Basic Skills - Lacey Community Center

Lecture: Basic AlpineClimbing Course

BC Lecture #1: Intro and Basic Skills - Lacey Community Center

First Lecture for Olympia's Basic Climbing class, after the Wilderness Skills module.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

We will meet at the Lacey Community Center,  6729 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503, from 6:30-9:30 PM.  

This lecture will focus on wilderness skills and the nuts and bolts of the course.   It will include an introduction to the course; student orientation; belay demonstration, and knot practice.

Foundational Skills-knots, belaying

Nuts and Bolts of Climbing, wilderness basics

Foundational Skills-knots, belaying

Students should read Freedom of the Hills, 9th edition:   ch. 9; basic safety system; and ch. 10; belaying; in addition to chapters 1,  2, 3, 5, 6, and 7, which were assigned to be read prior to Wilderness Skills.  


Lacey Community Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Freedom of the hills, note taking materials, student manual.

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