Evening Friction Climbing Clinic for Basics


Evening Friction Climbing Clinic for Basics - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

An evening technique clinic. First priority is for members of our SIG, but others are welcome as well.

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  • Tue, Jul 7, 2020
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Casual

Seattle PC  5:30 pm Tuesday, July 7

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 friction slabs at the north  end of the Seattle Program Center.  Two hours 5:30 - 7:30.  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 AND rock shoes if you have them.

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