Introduction to Rock Climbing Course   - Seattle - 2015

Climbing Course

Introduction to Rock Climbing Course

Introduction to Rock Climbing Course - Seattle

Info
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The Introduction to Rock Climbing course is designed for those who have little to no outdoor rock climbing experience.

Description:
In this course you will learn the basics of top roped outdoor climbing. This includes learning basic climbing knots, belaying skills, climbing techniques and converting to rappel. At the end of this course, you will be able to safely follow a lead climber on sport/crag climbs as well as know the basics for top roping on your own.

Gear: 
You will need a climbing helmet, a harness, and rock shoes.  However, you should wait until after the first class meeting to purchase any gear you don't already have, as we will spend some time discussing gear requirements.

Skills: 
The skills you will learn include: basic knots, climbing on top rope, belaying a climber on top rope, cleaning anchors and rappelling down, climbing etiquette, using a climbing guide book, rope management, and basic climbing technique.

Note: this course is a top-rope course only. It does not prepare you for an alpine environment or leading rock climbs.


NOTE: ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL DATES.

 

The course consists of three evening workshops at the Mountaineers Program Center and a full day field trip to one of Seattle's local crags. 

Schedule:
Evening meetings will be at the Seattle Mountaineers Program Center from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. on three consecutive Thursdays, April 9th, April 16th, and April 23rd. 

The field trip will be on Saturday April 25th, and will be a full day at either Exit 38 off of I-90 or at Frenchman Coulee in Vantage, WA, depending on the weather. 

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Intro to Rock - Workshop 3
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Apr 15, 2016
Registration closed Apr 13
1 participant
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jun 14, 2016
Registration closed Jun 12
1 participant
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Sep 15, 2016
Registration closed Sep 13
1 participant
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jun 6, 2019
Registration closed Jun 4
2 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Apr 24, 2020
Registration closed Apr 5
7 participants
6 instructors
Intro to Rock - Workshop 4
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Apr 22, 2016
Registration closed Apr 20
1 participant
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jun 21, 2016
Registration closed Jun 19
1 participant
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Registration closed Sep 25
1 participant
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jul 20, 2017
Registration closed Jul 18
3 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Thu, May 3, 2018
Registration closed May 1
0 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Tue, May 29, 2018
Registration closed May 27
3 participants
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Registration closed Jun 11
2 participants
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Fri, May 1, 2020
Registration closed Apr 5
12 participants
6 instructors
Intro to Rock - Workshop 1
Seattle Program Center
Tue, May 31, 2016
Registration closed May 29
0 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Aug 30, 2016
Registration closed Aug 28
2 participants
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Fri, May 24, 2019
Registration closed May 28
2 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Apr 10, 2020
Registration closed Apr 5
7 participants
5 instructors
Intro to Rock - Workshop 2
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jun 7, 2016
Registration closed Jun 5
2 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Jul 18, 2016
Registration closed Jul 16
1 participant
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Sep 6, 2016
Registration closed Sep 4
1 participant
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Thu, May 30, 2019
Registration closed May 28
2 participants
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Apr 17, 2020
Registration closed Apr 5
7 participants
6 instructors
Intro to Rock - Field Trip
Exit 38
Sun, Jul 10, 2016
Registration closed Jul 8
0 participants
4 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Oct 1, 2016
Registration closed Sep 29
1 participant
4 instructors
Exit 38
Sun, May 7, 2017
Registration closed May 5
0 participants
6 instructors
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)
Sat, May 2, 2020
Registration closed Apr 5
12 participants
6 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment

Ultimately, you will need a climbing helmet, a harness, and rock shoes.  But do not purchase anything you don't already own. We will discuss gear during the first class meeting.

Course Materials

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