Intro to Alpine Rock - Workshop - Core Instructional Content - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Field trip: Introduction to Alpine Rock

Intro to Alpine Rock - Workshop - Core Instructional Content - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Workshop #4: A full day at the Program Center spent doing a lot of rappeling (in a variety of setups.) IMPORTANT: The date on this is tentative, and may change. This might end up being April 30th, May 1st, May 7th or May 8th.

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  • Sat, Apr 30, 2022
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

NOTE:   The date on this is tentative, and may change.

We DO NOT currently have any facility reservations associated with this, and may need to move this activity to a different date.  This might end up being April 30th, May 1st, May 7th, or May 8th.

This will be a single full day.  Whatever date we do get to do this, the time will likely be 8am-5pm.

In this full-day workshop, we'll get experience with:

  • Rob's Three Rules for rappelling
  • extended rappel with autoblock
  • fireman's belay
  • leg wrap
  • getting over an edge when rap anchor is ground-level (Goodman C works well, or the buildings North Wall from that balcony)
  • non-extended rappel (make sure autoblock is on leg loop)
  • rappeling without a device:  3-locker rappel  (can extend, with autoblock)

We'll see what spaces end up being available to us.  Hopefully, we'll get to use a mix of the south wall, the Goodman C indoor wall, and the building's north wall from that balcony.

Route/Place

Mountaineers Seattle Program Center


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

All required rock climbing gear in the course syllabus. 

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