2 Day Intro to Rock Climbing in Leavenworth | August 19-20 | $225

Ascent Outdoors

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We are excited to have joined forces with Mountain Madness to provide a series of guided trips just for you. And to kick things off we are offering a two day rock climbing course.

Leavenworth is a perfect setting for beginner climbers with little or no experience, or transitioning from gym climbing to the outdoors. Our guides lead the way as they teach you how to set-up top ropes, rappel, and lots of climbing! Our three-day immersion course introduces lead climbing. 

We begin with friction climbing to develop your balance, and then incorporate both face and crack climbing techniques before progressing to more challenging climbs. You will learn standard climbing protocols under the guidance of experienced and supportive instructors.

Equipment, belays, anchors, knots, rappelling and lowering are all thoroughly covered. An additional objective of this class is for students to be able to safely evaluate and set up their own top ropes.

Course curriculum (including extension):

  • Selection and use of ropes, knots and harnesses
  • Anchor construction, equalization, and evaluation of top-rope, lead climbing and rappel anchors
  • Development of face, slab and crack climbing techniques
  • Belaying a lead climber, lowering, and rappelling techniques
  • Route selection, rope management and route finding
  • Multi pitch climbing techniques
  • Hazard assessment including a discussion of objective vs. subjective hazards 

Location:  Leavenworth, Washington is located east of Seattle via US 2 (Stevens Pass Hwy.). Driving time from Seattle is approximately 2 1/2 hours.

Type: Event

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