Evening Friction Climbing Clinic for Basics


Evening Friction Climbing Clinic for Basics - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Evening Friction Climbing Technique Seminar for Basics, Scramblers Also Welcome - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, 7:00 - 9:30 pm

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  • Thu, May 23, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Casual

Seattle Program Center, outdoor friction tower next to north wall.  7:30 pm

Friction is the technique of climbing steep slabs where there are no obvious hand or foot holds.  Strength means nothing ; it's all about balance and careful, precise body movement.  It is good to learn friction technique early in your climbing career.  All climbing, except for some extreme moves, should be about foot placement and deliberate movement of body weight  over the feet.  Friction slabs force you to develop precise body movement because there ARE no handholds with which to "cheat".   You will learn slow motion dance on rock.

Evening seminar held at the basement slabs, Seattle Program Center.  Two 90 minute sessions offered each evening, 6:00 - 7:30 and 7:30 - 9:00.  Limit of six students per session gives time for individual attention.


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Helmet, clothing that allows free movement, mountain boots,  rock shoes also recommended.

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