Seattle Climbing

Seattle Climbing

Learn more about The Mountaineers Seattle Climbing community, and the activities and courses in the Seattle Climbing Program.

Important Contacts

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Explore the fundamentals of climbing. Some of the following may count towards obtaining a Basic Climbing Badge.

Course Overviews

*Note: If you do not see any courses showing up in the linked searches, they are still in the planning stage and will be posted soon.


Take courses covering all flavors of climbing and mountaineering: Alpine, Crag, Glacier, Ice, and Big Wall.


Instruct at our field trips once you have mastered the skills. There are instructor courses and clinics to help you prepare. Then, maybe lead some field trips?


Become a climb or scramble leader, introducing others to places off the beaten path. Mentoring programs ensure you are ready to lead climbing parties safely. 

Take a look at the climbing leadership structure to see what type of leader you want to be. Read the Mountaineers climbing code.

Ready to apply for leadership?

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Be sure you have reviewed the leadership structure and have met all requirements. Most leadership types require a mentored lead.

If you are looking for a climb leader to help you do a mentored lead outing make sure to fill out a quick survey and become part of the cross-branch mentor/mentee database to help aspiring leaders connect with experienced leaders. This list contains no personal information aside from what is publicly available on (first and last name).

Fill out the Mentor/Mentee matching Form

Leader Information - click here for information about the process for becoming a new leader and find leader applications.
Courses for Leaders


CLIMBERS: Reach the summit of peaks and crags in Washington, the Northwest, the US, and the World.

 JOIN & Give Back

Our climbing programs depend on course students and graduates to continue and improve the  programs. Climbers of all abilities and talents are welcome to join the Climbing Committee. Help plan, organize, and run the courses and activities. YOU are invited! Contact the climbing chair.

The Seattle Climbing Committee meets monthly on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm from September through June at the Seattle Program Center. (We take the summer off to climb.)  Find out what's going on and what we are planning.  Open to everyone with dinner provided!


    Friction climbing seminar, Icicle Creek