Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing Practice

Lecture: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing Practice - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Friction clinic for Seattle Basic Alpine AYER SIG Open to other folks after Feb 1.

  • Mon, Mar 18, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Easy

North Friction Slabs ready to go by 6pm.

Instruction will wrap up at 8pm.

Cebe Wallace has agreed to lead a friction clinic for us.  From Cebe:

Friction is the technique of climbing steep slabs where there are no obvious hand or foot holds. Strength means nothing ; it's all about balance and careful, precise body movement. It is good to learn friction technique early in your climbing career. All climbing, except for some extreme moves, should be about foot placement and deliberate movement of body weight over the feet. Friction slabs force you to develop precise body movement because there ARE no handholds with which to "cheat". You will learn slow motion dance on rock.


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Helmet, harness, a few slings and carabiners, belay device, clothing that allows free movement, mountain boots. Rock shoes recommended.  Dress appropriately for the weather as we will be outside.

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