Seattle Basic Climbing Refresher Clinic - Alpine Rock Climbing Skills


Seattle Basic Climbing Refresher Clinic - Alpine Rock Climbing Skills - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

A free clinic. Open to qualified non-members. Review and practice alpine rock climbing techniques, belay techniques, and rappelling. Basic Climbing Refresher Clinics offer Basic Graduates and second year Basic Climbing students the opportunity to review and practice rock and snow skills by participating in a series of clinics. Non-members and non-Basic Climbing grads are also welcome if they have the appropriate climbing skills.

  • Thu, May 16, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Moderate

6pm in the basement of the Seattle Program Center.

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 Review-  covers the alpine rock climbing skills. 

Skills to be practiced:

  • Climbing knots review (figure 8, clove hitch, Munter, double fisherman, butterfly, water knot, bowline, flaking and coiling)

  • Belay review (PBUS and lead belay/catching a fall)

  • Belay tie off review (tie off and go hands free)

  • Rappel review (Extended rappel and alternate:3 carabiner brake )


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Rock climbing gear.  Bring extra slings for anchors if you have any



-belay device (can be ATC or assisted device such as Grigri)

-rappel device (ATC)

- autoblock or prussik loop

- belay gloves (recommended)

-boots or approach shoes

- carabineers (at least 4 locking carabineers and several non lockers)

-anchor material (several slings or cord)

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