Whether you’d like to try rock climbing to see if it’s a sport you’re interested in pursuing, or you’d like to begin learning everything you can to become a proficient climber, our Rock Climbing: Beginner course is for you. You will meet other climbing partners who share the same adventurous spirit as you do, walk away with the knowledge necessary to pass a climbing gym belay test, and have a ton of fun doing it!
|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||Basic climbing knots
Introduction to climbing gear
Climbing Leave No Trace and Ethics
|INCLUDED||2.5 hours expert instruction
Ropes, carabiners, and belay device
|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 Climbing Fundamentals courses (Beginner-Advanced) or Rock Climbing: Intermediate.|
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
We are really excited to head out there with you! Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.Book Online