Evening Friction Climbing Clinic for Basics - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

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Evening Friction Climbing Clinic for Basics - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Friction is the technique of climbing steep slabs where there are no obvious hand or foot holds. More fundamentally, it teaches movement and weight placement which are the bases of all climbing.

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  • Tue, Jun 29, 2021
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Casual

Seattle Program Center, North Plaza Friction Slabs  6:00 pm

We can proceed even if it's raining.  We have the indoor basement friction slabs reserved as well just in case.

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.

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Mountaineers Seattle Program Center


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Helmet, clothing that allows free movement, mountain boots.  Rock shoes optional but recommended.

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