Intensive Basic Skills Night

Field trip: Intensive Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Intensive Basic Skills Night - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Zoom Gear Night!

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  • Wed, May 27, 2020
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
START TIME: 7:00pm

We're going to go through various things -- nomenclature/nickname conventions (ex: slings vs runners vs cordelettes), material types and their strengths and weaknesses and associated uses (ex: nylon vs dyneema vs dynex vs titan vs etc), qualities to look for in some pieces of gear (ex: crampons fit and number of points, carabiners and gate types, etc), and more. It'll be a fun discussion where you'll get to nerd out to your hearts delight!

Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Basic climbing equipment for rock and glacier

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