Seattle Basic Climbing Refresher Clinic - Belaying


Seattle Basic Climbing Refresher Clinic - Belaying - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

A free clinic. Open to qualified non-members. Practice fundamental skills needed for Basic Alpine Climbing

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  • Tue, Jul 25, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Meet in the basement (enter on east side of building)

Clinic starts at 6pm and runs no longer than 9pm 

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.  Cost per clinic: $0
More information on the Seattle Basic Refresher Clinics series 

This  Seattle Basic Refresher Clinic - Fundamental Skills -  covers the fundamental skills needed before venturing into the mountains. 

Skills to be practiced:

  • Climbing Knots
  • Prussiking
  • Top-rope and lead-climber belaying
  • Belay Escape
  • Rappelling (with extended rappel set-up and auto-block). An alternative carabine brake rappel system will be introduced.

Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Standard alpine climbing gear.

  • harness
  • slings
  • carabiners
  • glacier prussics (for ascending practice).
  • hemet recommended

Ice axes are NOT needed for this clinic.

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