Intro to Alpine Rock - Optional / Extra Practice - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Field trip: Introduction to Alpine Rock

Intro to Alpine Rock - Optional / Extra Practice - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Crack climbing!! And some friction climbing.

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  • Tue, May 24, 2022
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

6pm-9pm at Mountaineers Program Center

We'll start with a tutorial on how to make tape-gloves.  Then we'll have three different stations setup for top-roping:

  • Top-roping on the Basalt Columns, to practice climbing a hand crack
  • Top-roping on the South Plaza Climbing Wall west, to practice on the artificial finger cracks there
  • Top-roping on the friction slabs in the north plaza, to practice friction technique

In addition to our usual gear, I'd recommend bringing rock shoes for this, instead of our usual climbing in boots.

Route/Place

Mountaineers Seattle Program Center


Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

All required Rock Climbing gear in the course syllabus.

Also, rock shoes.  Also, a roll of 1.5" generic athletic tape, for making tape-gloves.

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