Introduction to Aid Climbing Seminar

Field trip: Introduction to Aid Climbing Seminar

Introduction to Aid Climbing Seminar - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Introduction to Aid Climbing Seminar

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Sat, Oct 23, 2021
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Moderate

North Plaza 8AM

Want to French Free a few moves on a free climb or do a free route having a bolt ladder like Monkey Face at Smith Rock? How about the A0 move on Royal Arches in Yosemite? Or do you just want to learn what aid climbing techniques are all about? This introduction to aid climbing involves a one-day, in-town session with "chalk talk" and practice sessions on the North Wall and indoor climbing wall of the Mountaineers Program Center.

Participants should have climbing ability equivalent to graduates of Basic, Crag, or Sport Climbing course offered by the Mountaineers.



Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Comfortable harness
  • Helmet
  • Slings
  • Gloves
  • At least 12 non-locking carabiners  and 4 locking carabiners
  • Stiff-soled approach shoes or boots

Following aid specific gear available for loan:

  • Aid ladder or etrier
  • Pair of Ascenders
  • Adjustable tether / daisy chain
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