ROCK CLIMBING COURSES

Courses for womxn taught by womxn


The outdoor rock climbing courses are led by accredited womxn AMGA Single Pitch Instructors (SPI).

The mission of these courses is to provide opportunities for self-identifying females to learn and master the skills required to meet their rock climbing goals in a fun, supportive and inclusive environment

The courses are broken out and developed to enable the students to become masters of each course content where they feel 100% confident in their abilities to venture out on their own after the course is over. If you are looking to move your rock climbing skills from inside a climbing gym to outside OR if you have never climbed before but want to give it a try, these courses are for you.

The courses are designed to use the four learning styles; Auditory, Visual, Kinesthetic, and Reading & Writing to ensure each person can get the most out of the course content and learn in a way that is suitable to each individual.

Check out the course brochure for more information!

AUDITORY / VISUAL / KINESTHETIC / READING & WRITING

AUDITORY / VISUAL / KINESTHETIC / READING & WRITING


MULTI-PITCH METHODS COURSE

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Course Cost

Members: $160
Non-members: $190

Course time & Location

The Mountaineers Seattle - South Plaza Wall
8:00am - 4:00pm

Course Dates

NEW Spring dates coming soon!

 

Learn the methods required to complete multi-pitch climbs and reinforce your sport climbing, anchor building and rappelling skills.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Students will learn and practice various knots and hitches used in multi-pitch climbing. 

Students will learn and demonstrate how to belay from above and bring up a second climber using various personal tethering methods. 

Students will learn and demonstrate rope maintenance and quick transitions including swinging leads and leading in blocks. 

Students will review and practice sport climbing and creating multi-pitch sport climbing anchors. 

Students will review and practice rappelling and cleaning multi-pitch climbs.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:

  • Helmet

  • Rock climbing shoes

  • Harness

  • ATC belay device (guide mode) & 2 locking carabiners

  • Personal tether & 1 or 2 locking carabiners

  • 2 Non-locking carabiners

  • 2 Locking carabiners

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

2 : 1 Student to Instructor Ratio

8 hours of instruction

Min 2 participants for course to run

Maximum 4 participants

PRE-REQUISITES

Knowledge of sport climbing and leading

Knowledge of sport climbing anchors

Knowledge of rappelling


WOMXN’S WARRIOR’S WAY

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COURSE COST

Members / Non-members: $200

COURSE time & LOCATION

Vantage, WA
9:00am - 5:00pm

Course Dates

May 15th, 2020 - Sport Falling Clinic
May 16th, 2020 - Sport Falling Clinic
May 17th, 2020 - Trad Falling Clinic

The mission of the Womxn's Warrior's Way program is to provide opportunities for self-identifying females to learn and practice falling, belaying and using mental techniques to climb efficiently while using their mind in a productive way.

Learning Objectives:

Students will learn and demonstrate how to analyze various fall zones.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to fall properly to minimize the risk of injury.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to belay to make falling fun and minimize the risk of injury.

Students will learn techniques to overcome their mental fears in climbing.

Additional information:

Laura Sabourin, a certified AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) and Warrior's Way instructor will join us from Flagstaff, Arizona to lead the clinics with help from Never Stop Moving’s SPI, Megan Fritz.

6 : 1 student to instructor ratio and 8 hours of instruction

No prerequisites required

AMGA Single Pitch Instructors

Minimum 2 students enrolled for course to run

Maximum 6 students

Tips, meals and transportation not included

 
 


SPORT CLIMBING ANCHORS COURSE

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Course Cost

Members: $120
Non-members: $150

Course time & Location

The Mountaineers Seattle - South Plaza Wall
8:00am - 4:00pm

Course Dates

NEW Spring dates coming soon!

 

Learn how to build and evaluate natural and fixed sport climbing anchors used in single pitch environments from an accredited AMGA Single Pitch Instructor.

Learning Objectives:

Students will learn and demonstrate how to tie knots applicable to natural and fixed sport climbing anchors.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to build and evaluate natural and fixed sport climbing anchors using a variety of materials.

Students will learn about various anchor materials, their properties and applications.

Students will learn and understand the applications and pros and cons of each anchor system.

Students will learn and understand the pros and cons of various personal anchoring systems and how to tether to each type of rock climbing anchor in a single pitch setting.

required equipment:

4 Locking Carabiners

Additional Information:

3 : 1 student to instructor ratio and 8 hours of instruction

No prerequisites required

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

Minimum 2 enrolled participants for courses to run

Maximum 6 students


RAPPELLING & CLEANING COURSE

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Course Cost

Members: $120
Non-members: $150

Course time & Location

The Mountaineers Seattle - South Plaza Wall
8:00am - 4:00pm

Course Dates

NEW Spring dates coming soon!

 

Learn how to clean a sport climbing anchor and rappel single pitch routes from an accredited AMGA Single Pitch Instructor.

Learning Objectives:

Students will learn and demonstrate how to tie knots applicable to cleaning anchors and rappelling single pitch routes.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to rappel using various methods and equipment.

Students will learn and understand the applications and pros and cons of each rappel method.

Students will learn how to lower or rappel off multiple anchor types.

Students will learn and understand the pros and cons of various personal anchoring systems and how to tether to each type of rock climbing anchor in a single pitch setting.

required equipment:

  • Helmet

  • Rock Climbing Shoes

  • Harness

  • ATC Belay Device & Locking Carabiner

Additional Information:

3 : 1 student to instructor ratio and 8 hours of instruction

No prerequisites required

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

Minimum 2 enrolled participants for courses to run

Maximum 6 students


OUTDOOR BOULDERING COURSE

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Course Cost

Members: $120
Non-members: $150

Course time & location

Location TBD
9:00am - 5:00pm

Course Dates

None at this time

 

Learn how to boulder outside effectively while reducing the risk of injury from an accredited AMGA Single Pitch Instructor.

Learning Objectives:

Students will learn and demonstrate how to read a guidebook to find climbing areas and specific climbs.

Students will learn and demonstrate climbing movement skills on rock such as smearing, flagging, mantling, and much more.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to properly place bouldering pads on a variety of landing zones.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to spot a climber to minimize their risk of getting injured.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to fall properly to minimize the risk of getting injured.

Students will learn and demonstrate appropriate crag etiquette and Leave No Trace principles applied to local climbing crags.

required equipment:

Rock Climbing Shoes & Chalk Bag

*Bouldering pads will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

Additional Information:

6 : 1 student to instructor ratio and 8 hours of instruction

No prerequisites required

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

Minimum 2 enrolled participants for course to run


INTRO TO OUTDOOR CLIMBING COURSE

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Course Cost

Members: $120
Non-members: $150

Course time & locations

Mount Erie, WA
May - August
8:00am - 4:00pm

Vantage
September - May
9:00am - 5:00pm

Course Dates

NEW Spring dates coming soon!

 

Learn how to climb outdoors on ropes outside effectively from an accredited AMGA Single Pitch Instructor.

Learning Objectives:

Students will learn and demonstrate how to read a guidebook to find climbing areas and specific climbs.

Students will learn how to properly put on and inspect their harnesses and learn the various parts of a harness.

Students will learn how to tie in as a climber using a figure eight knot and a double fisherman’s knot and how to properly check their knots.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to set themselves up to top rope belay with a variety of devices.

Students will learn proper climbing commands and how to react as the belayer and climber.

Students will learn and demonstrate climbing movement skills on rock such as smearing, straight arms, flagging, and much more.

Students will learn how to mitigate objective hazards such as rock fall, getting ropes stuck, evaluating anchors etc.

Students will learn and demonstrate appropriate crag etiquette and Leave No Trace principles applied to local climbing crags.

required equipment:

Helmet, Rock Climbing Shoes, Harness, ATC Belay Device & Locking Carabiner (or Grigri)

Additional Information:

3 : 1 student to instructor ratio and 8 hours of instruction

No prerequisites required

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

Minimum 2 enrolled participants for course to run

Maximum 6 students


2 DAY SPORT CLIMBING COURSE

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Course Cost

Members: $220
Non-members: $250

Course time & location

Mount Erie, WA
May - August
8:00am - 4:00pm

Vantage
March - May
September - October
9:00am - 5:00pm

Course Dates

October 19th-20th, 2019

NEW Spring dates coming soon!

 

Learn how to sport climb outside effectively from an accredited AMGA Single Pitch Instructor.

Learning Objectives:

Students will learn and demonstrate how to lead climb effectively using various clipping methods and techniques while minimizing risk by prevent back-stepping, z-clipping, back-clipping.

Students will mock lead and lead climb a variety of climbs, will learn and demonstrate how to lead belay with a variety of devices and how to catch falls and most importantly, how to fall as the climber to minimize risk of injury.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to build and evaluate fixed sport climbing anchors using a variety of materials.

Students will learn about different gear options, their properties and applications including ropes, quick draws, and anchor material.

Students will learn and demonstrate various rope coiling methods and techniques, how to flake a rope, sport climbing jargon, crag etiquette and Leave No Trace principles

required equipment:

Helmet, Rock Climbing Shoes, Harness

ATC Belay Device & Locking Carabiner (or Grigri); 10 - 12 Quick draws (optional)

Additional Information:

3 : 1 student to instructor ratio and 16 hours of instruction

Minimum 2 enrolled participants for course to run

Maximum 6 students

Prerequisites:

Passed an indoor belay test and can top rope a minimum of 5.9.


QUEER SPORT CLIMBING SERIES

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Course Cost

Members: $160
Non-members: $190

Course time & location

The Mountaineers - Seattle
Tuesdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm

NEW Spring dates coming soon!

Weekend Practice

NEW Spring dates coming soon!
*Location determined by weather
Recreational practice

 

Climb with Pride
Take your climbing to the next level with this inclusive, supportive, and queer-guided course.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn, evaluate and demonstrate the ability to create a multitude of non-traditional rock climbing anchors using a variety of materials, knots and hitches, and understand their properties and applications.

  • Students will learn and demonstrate how to lead climb effectively using a variety of clipping methods and techniques while minimizing risk by preventing back-stepping, z-clipping and back-clipping via mock leading and eventually leading a variety of climbs.

  • Students will learn and demonstrate how to lead belay with a variety of devices and how to catch falls.

  • Students will understand various personal anchoring systems and applications.

  • Students will learn about different gear options, their properties and applications including ropes, quick draws, and anchor material.

  • Students will attend a recreational climbing weekend to practice the skills they learned during the course.

required equipment:

Helmet, Rock Climbing Shoes, Harness

ATC Belay Device & Locking Carabiner (or Grigri)

Additional Information:

3 : 1 student to instructor ratio

9 hours of instruction and 2 days recreational practice

Minimum 2 enrolled participants for course to run

Maximum 6 students

Prerequisites:

Passed an indoor belay test and can top rope a minimum of 5.9.



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Interested in creating your own course tailored for your specific needs? Do you want a refresher on all the skills instead of a dedicated course for each topic? Maybe you want 1 : 1 instruction? Whatever you are looking for, we will help determine if a custom course can be created to fit your needs and if not, we will try to point you in another direction!

Course cost and location will be determined based on course criteria, length, instructor to client ratio, availability etc.

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