Do you need to brush up on your basic rock climbing skills such as knots, tying in, climbing commands, belaying, rappelling, prusiking, passing protection on a fixed line, and cleaning a top rope anchor? Join us on the instructional climbing walls at the Mazama Mountaineering Center. You do not need to be a Mazama member to register for these climbing clinics.

Course Info & Format

The Mazama Basic Rock Skills course takes place in one, 3-hour evening session at the Mazama Mountaineering Center. Check back here for upcoming classes.

This course accepts up to 8 students per session and takes place in a group setting.

Upcoming Basic Rock Skills Courses

Course Details

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Prerequisites

None! 
Members and non-members who are looking for an introduction to basic rock climbing skills or to refresh their skills are encouraged to attend.

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Required Gear
  • Climbing harness
  • At least 3 locking and 2 non-locking carabiners
  • Belay device 
  • Climbing helmet
  • Personal protection (sometimes called a personal leash) 
  • Prusik cords 
  • Rock shoes or climbing boots (you can rent rock shoes at The Mountain Shop located at 1510 NE 37th)
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Cost

Member and non-members: $15

​Because of the small class size, there will be no refund if you don’t show up. 
Admission at the door only if there is room in the class.

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Time Commitment/Duration

Low – Basic Rock Skills requires a very low time commitment over a period of one evening. There is one, 3-hour session which includes instruction and time on the climbing wall. 

Low – Basic Rock Skills is contained to one evening.

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Application Process

The application period is typically open on a rolling basis, with classes occurring once per month.

A maximum of 8 students may participate per class session. Because of the small class size, there will be no refund if you don’t show up.  Admission at the door only if there is room in the class.