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 climbing technique seminar at Seattle PC, primarily for students in basic and scramble courses, all branches. 6:00 - 7:30 pm

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  • Thu, May 30, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

 6:00 pm,   Seattle Program Center

7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

North Plaza: Friction Slabs & Basement: Friction Slabs, 

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.

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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  recommended.

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