Seattle Basic Climbing Refresher Clinic - Alpine Rock Climbing Skills


Seattle Basic Climbing Refresher Clinic - Alpine Rock Climbing Skills - Exit 38/Far Side Crags

A free clinic. Open to qualified non-members. Review and practice alpine rock climbing techniques, belay techniques, and rappelling on real rock.

  • Thu, Jun 22, 2023
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

4pm Dirty Harry Trailhead.

The Seattle Basic Refresher Clinics offer Basic Alpine Climbing graduates, and non-Mountaineer members with equivalent training and experience, the opportunity to review the skills and techniques they learned in the course. 

This  Seattle Basic Refresher Clinic - Alpine Rock Skills -  covers the alpine rock climbing skills.  Participants are required to already have the skills either from a Mountaineers course or other experience.  

Skills to be practiced:

  • Rock climbing (including face climbing, crack climbing, and friction climbing, depending on the climbing area).
  • Belaying (top-rope and lead-climbing)
  • Rappelling
  • Anchor building
Required Equipment

Required Equipment


  • 10 essentials
  • helmet
  • rock climbing harness
  • rock shoes
  • approach shoes or hiking boots
  • at least 4 locking carabineers
  • Double sling or PAS system
  • belay device for belaying and rappelling
  • grigri if you have one
  • belay gloves (recommended)
  • walkie talkie (if you have one)
  • backpack to carry your gear and portion of the group gear.
  • anchor material (slings or cordelette)

Leaders also bring:

  • rope
  • quickdraws

I will also bring stick clip and guidebook

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