Friction Climbing for Basics - 2015

Climbing Course

Friction Climbing for Basics - Leavenworth

Friction Climbing for Basics - Leavenworth

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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 and equivalents and anyone (even non-members) with some rock experience. 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.

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

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.

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.