Friction Climbing for Basics

Friction Climbing for Basics

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.
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  • Mon, Jun 29, 2020 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Seattle Program Center
    7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
    North Plaza: Friction Slabs, North Plaza: 50-degree Slab
  • Cebe Wallace
  • cebe.wallace@gmail.com
  • 2067244113
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Seattle
  • vCal / iCal

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.