Introduction to Rock Climbing Course - Seattle - 2016

Climbing Course

Introduction to Rock Climbing Course

Introduction to Rock Climbing Course - Seattle

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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 single-pitch sport/crag climbs.  To get the most out of this course, you should plan on going to a climbing gym once per week in addition to the regular course meetings.

Gear:

You will need a climbing helmet, a harness, rock shoes, belay device, two locking carabiners (one big belay biner, one smaller biner), and a Metolius PAS (or similar personal anchor).   You do not need to purchase any gear before the first class meeting.  We will discuss required gear at the first class.  If you have any questions about gear before then, contact the course leader before making a purchase.  Most climbing gear is non-returnable.


Skills: 

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

This course is a top-rope and sport follower course only. It does not prepare you for an alpine environment or leading rock climbs.

NOTE: ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL DATES.  ALL EVENING WORKSHOPS RUN FROM 6:30PM TO 9:00PM.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Intro to Rock - Workshop 1
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, 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 - Workshop 3
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
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 - Field Trip
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

You will need a climbing helmet, a harness, rock shoes, belay device, two locking carabiners (one big belay biner, one smaller biner), and a Metolius PAS (or similar personal anchor).

Course Materials

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