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Basic Climbing Courses

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Are you a newbie interested in a comprehensive introduction to alpine climbing? While they catch a lot of flack on this board, structured programs like the Basic climbing courses offered by the Mountaineers, Boeing Alpine Society, Washington Alpine Club, and the new Bushwhacker Climbing Club are a good way to get introduced to climbing.

 

These classes are typically run once a year and combine classroom and field learning. The time commitment is not inconsequential. However, there is a lot of material covered, and if you've never traveled off trail, crossed a glacier, or roped up for an alpine rock climb, you'll be glad we cover the material we do. They're not for everybody, but they may be right for you. Come see.

 

I am putting on a slide presentation at REI that cover what these Basic climbing courses are, the skills they cover and what a new student can expect. The slides will be from the program I help with, the Everett Mountaineers, but I'll try to be fair about talking generically around Basic climbing programs in general. If you help with one of the other programs (BOALPS, WAC, Seattle Mountaineers or the Bushwhackers,) PM Me. You're welcome to show and help answer questions.

 

Wednesday, December 1st

7:00 PM at the new Alderwood REI Store

 

 

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