Friction Climbing for Basics - Leavenworth

Seminar: Friction Climbing for Basics - Leavenworth

Friction Climbing for Basics - Leavenworth

Friction Climbing for Basics - Sunday

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  • Sun, Apr 19, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Meeting place and time 8:45 AM at Kristall's Restaurant, LeavenworthEntering Leavenworth from the north, Kristall's is about one mile into town on the left.  Large sign.

Friction climbing for Basic Students. Icicle Canyon, Leavenworth. Limit 8.

Intended primarily for students in this year’s Basic Climbing Course, but open to basic graduates,  basic equivalents, and anyone who has some top-roped climbing training. Friction is the technique used to climb slabs where there are no obvious hand or foot holds. Strength means nothing, hardware is superfluous; it’s all about balance and movement. You will learn to dance on rock. All climbing will be safely top-roped. Bring standard rock gear including harness, helmet, mountain boots, slings and carabiners.  Rock shoes optional but recommended.

This activity is offered twice, once on Saturday and again on Sunday.  Same curriculum both days, so sign up for only one.



  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Standard rock climbing gear, including harness, helmet, slings and 'biners, mountain boots.  Rock shoes recommended but not required.  For those who have them, we'll switch to rock shoes the last few hours of the day so you can get the feel of the difference.

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