Seattle Basic Field Trip #3 - Rock Evaluations

Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Seattle Basic Field Trip #3 - Rock Evaluations - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Basic Field Trip #3 - Rock Evaluations including belays, rappels, climbing, and anchors.

  • Sat, Mar 24, 2018
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Sign in by 7:30 AM in Goodman C at the Seattle Program Center. This session runs until 5:30 PM.

This Field trip will be a mix of evaluations of previously taught skills and instructions for new skills. The instructors will evaluate you as if they were going on a rock climb with you the day after the FT. If we consider students not to be ready yet, you have more opportunities to practice during Monday nights. We will offer small group practice and evaluation sessions later in April and in May.

Start time for students has been moved back to 8:30am with sign in starting at 8:15am. You will be assigned to a group in which you rotate during the day. Please be ready then. We will have a short lunch break at around noon. This time will also be used for groups to catch up if needed. We should be done before 4pm. The Field trip will take place rain or shine, please be prepared. 

Due to a lack of instructors, we might have to cut down the field trip into a morning and an afternoon group. One group will work in the morning till noon at two stations on the South wall and the belay station in the basement. After lunch, the second group will work on the same stations. A decision will be made Tuesday night before the field trip and we will inform you.

Please take a good look at FT3 section of the field trip document, including watching the videos.


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Equipment:     Be sure to bring all the gear listed below. Mark your equipment so that you will be able to identify it when it gets mixed in with other gear.

  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Belay device
  • Belay gloves
  • 1 large, locking pear-shaped carabiner ("HMS" or "Pearabiner")
  • 2 locking and 6 non-locking carabiners
  • 3 60cm (single), and 2 120cm (double) sewn or tied runners; 2 sewn runners (120 cm and 60 cm)
  • (2) 2' Prussik Loop (aka Hero Loop). A 4' length of round accessory cord tied into a loop = a bit less than 2' length.
  • Backpack
  • Mountaineering Boots (rock shoes are NOT allowed for this fieldtrip)
  • Rain jacket and pants, insulating layers and warm non-cotton base layer clothing for climbing outside in cold, and possibly wet weather
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