Friction Climbing for Intermediates

Seminar: Friction Climbing for Intermediates

Friction Climbing for Intermediates - Leavenworth

Friction Climbing for Intermediates

  • Sat, May 2, 2015 — Sun, May 3, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Crag Rock Climb, Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Moderate

Kristall's Restaurant, Leavenworth, 8:30 am

Two day seminar on friction slab climbing techniques. Designed for Intermediate or Crag students but suitable for Basic grads wanting to improve rock skills. Also open to anyone, even non-members - who have some training and experience on low to mid 5th class rock.  First day will be top-roped and part of it in mountain boots. Second day will be all in rock shoes and will offer opportunities to lead on bolted slabs.

Day 1 has two nice long routes suitable for friction in mountain boots, with good bolts in place for top rope anchors above.

Day 2 on well bolted slabs just above the Day 1 area.  There are five good routes, starting with 5.3/5.4 on the far right, progressing to 5.8/5.9 on the left. Good bolts above for top rope anchors. The routes are also superbly bolted for safe lead climbing - no grounders possible! An excellent place to learn friction leading. 



  • 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 gear including helmet, harness, slings and ‘biners, belay device and belay gloves.   Bring a few locking ‘biners, cordelette and double slings if you have them -- for anchors.   Quick-draws are not necessary but bring if you have them - for leading on bolts Sunday.  Otherwise, doubled runners will work just fine.   No other pro needed.  Bring both mountain boots and rock shoes.  We'll be using both.

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