In-town Workshop

Lecture: Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course

In-town Workshop - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Workshop to practice rock scrambling techniques on the Mountaineers granite boulder field and rock slabs at the Program Center - Pod G

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Meet at the Boulder Area on the South side of the Program Center at 6:30 PM. We will have class until about 9:00 PM.

For Pod G. 

Please dress as you would for a scramble, helmets, boots, headlamps, and your harness. Bring appropriate  layers for conditions we will be outside. If it is raining, we will have to choose another day.

We will use the large boulder field, the vertical rock wall, and rock slabs to learn / practice techniques for ascending, descending, and traversing rock.

On most scramble trips the leader brings a 25 meter rope to use as an emergency aid in assisting down-climbing a short slippery section. In some cases we simply hold on to the rope with one hand; in other cases we wrap it around our backs; and in other cases we put on a light weight climbing harness and attach it via a short line to the main rope.  At this workshop, we will practice all of these techniques.


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment


Mountaineering Boots

10 Essentials


Harness with prusik and carabiner (hasty harness kit)

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