Friction Climbing:  Basic


Friction Climbing: Basic - Leavenworth

A full day of top-roped friction instruction and climbing on lovely granite in scenic Leavenworth - Saturday

  • Sat, Apr 16, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Kristall's Restaurant in Leavenworth, 8:45

Friction climbing for Basic Students. Icicle Canyon, Leavenworth. Limit 8.

Intended primarily for students in this year’s Basic Climbing Course, but open to basic graduates,  basic equivalents, and anyone who has some top-roped climbing training. Friction is the technique used to climb slabs where there are no obvious hand or foot holds. Strength means nothing, hardware is superfluous; it’s all about balance and movement. You will learn to dance on rock. All climbing will be safely top-roped. Bring standard rock gear including harness, helmet, slings and carabiners, mountain boots required, rock shoes optional but recommended.

This activity is offered twice, once on Saturday and again on Sunday.  Same curriculum both days, so sign up for only one.



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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Clothing suitable for climbing on rough granite.

Harness with belay device


A few slings and 'biners

Mountain boots (rock shoes optional)

Extra clothing: a few warm layers, parka

Lunch and water (we'll be above the road all day)

An appetite for learning technique and having fun in a safe environment

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