Monthly
Dates
West Seattle Health Club, WA
Location
2.5 hours
Duration
Indoor
Setting
Beginner
Skill Level

Are you outdoorsy, adventurous and looking for a hobby? Something to keep you active and limber? Take the first step into the climbing world by enrolling in this 3 hour course. Learn the figure eight follow through, top rope belay technique, and climbing movement and techniques – all the necessary skills and knowledge to pass a climbing gym belay test. Let Kaf guide you to starting your journey to become a rock climber.

AGES 18+ for adult courses or 16+ with consent from a guardian and Kaf approval.
12-18 for youth courses.
PREREQUISITES This is a beginner level course. Any previous climbing knowledge will enhance your experience, but no prior experience is necessary.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Proper fitting of a harness
How to tie-in with a figure eight follow through
Top-rope belay technique with a belay device
Catch a top-rope fall
Lower climber safely
Clear and safe communication
Basic/recreational climbing movement and techniques/comfortability in vertical terrain
INCLUDED 2.5 hours expert instruction
Kaf Resources
Gym fee
Shoes
Harness
Helmet
Ropes, carabiners, and belay device
NOT INCLUDED Transportation
Lunch
Personal clothing
EQUIPMENT Kaf will provide all necessary climbing equipment for the day. You are responsible for clothes that will be comfortable while climbing indoors for 2.5 hours.
RENTALS We offer full-service rentals. If you need any gear, please visit our rental page.
TRANSPORTATION & TIMES Transportation and times will be coordinated by email when the pre-trip announcement is sent to all registrants. The course is scheduled to run from 6:30-9:00pm.
WHAT’S NEXT? Once you’ve learned the basics, take the next step in your rock climbing journey and join Kaf for our Rock Climbing: Beginner course.
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CUSTOM COURSES We can create any custom course you would like, in any of our disciplines: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Ice Climbing, Yoga + Wilderness, and Winter Recreation. If you don’t see a date or time that works for you, contact us, and we’ll arrange something. You can find our custom rates here.

 

Each introductory course will be held indoors at West Seattle Health Club.

The course meets at 6:30pm and your instructor will educate for the first 1.25 hours practicing the skills necessary for managing risk while climbing.

For the remainder of the time, you will be climbing, belaying, and practicing the skills.

The course will finish at 9pm.

Custom courses can be created for any 2.5 hour block with a minimum of 3 participants.

West Seattle Health Club

Tuesdays, 6:30pm-9:00pm:
14 November
5 December
9 January
6 February
6 March
10 April

Book Online
CUSTOM COURSES We can create any custom course you would like, in any of our disciplines: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Ice Climbing, Yoga + Wilderness, and Winter Recreation. If you don’t see a date or time that works for you, contact us, and we’ll arrange something. You can find our custom rates here.

We are really excited to head out there with you! Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Book Online
CUSTOM COURSES We can create any custom course you would like, in any of our disciplines: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Ice Climbing, Yoga + Wilderness, and Winter Recreation. If you don’t see a date or time that works for you, contact us, and we’ll arrange something. You can find our custom rates here.