Intro to Rock Climbing Indoors
Have you often thought that rock climbing would be a sport you’d love to try, but haven’t had the opportunity to do so? Well now you’ve found the perfect place to begin your rock climbing training in Seattle – Kaf Adventures. Objectives: 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, Intro to Rock Climbing Indoors is the perfect course 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! What you will learn: Fundamentals of climbing indoors and begin acquiring the skills necessary to climb outside How to fit your harness How to tie the figure eight knot Proper belay technique Basic climbing movement Communication Prerequisites: We welcome students to join this course who have never climbed anything but their stairs, as well as those who have dabbled in climbing a bit, yet don’t feel confident about the fundamental techniques and want to start at the beginning. (Starting the Rock Climbing Progression at the beginning is extremely wise, as you will build a strong foundation of knowledge and technique that will set you up for a confident climbing career.) Equipment Kaf Adventures will provide all necessary equipment. Included in trip cost: Professional instruction and all necessary equipment. Our rock climbing instructors are Seattle’s most well trained professionals. NOT included in trip cost: Transportation (carpool options available). Snacks for the day. Transportation We recognize that transportation can be tricky. Once registered, Kaf will provide information regarding meeting times, locations and any required parking permits. If interested in carpooling, we will orchestrate a meeting place between participants. Next Steps Feeling stoked on climbing after this intro course? We suggest going on to take our Rope Handling Clinic followed by a Rock Climbing 101 outdoors!
Kaf – (pronounced like cough) – is an old mystical Hebrew word meaning ‘the power to actualize potential.’ The Hebrew legend goes that Kaf is a sacred mythological mountain that surrounds the world and bounds the horizon. This mountain rests upon the emerald stone of sakhrat, which emanates miraculous power; together, their reflection makes the sky blue. Kaf Adventures is dedicated to self-discovery, wilderness skill education and leadership development through outdoor recreation, adventure travel, and wilderness exploration. We always strive to maintain an awareness of our impact on the natural environment and of different cultures we visit. Kaf Adventures arose out of the outdoor passions of owner and operator, Mick Pearson. Mick began studying outdoor recreation in 1997, and felt the value of experiential education while spending time with others in wild places. These experiences and interactions impacted his life, created a place for self-discovery, and gave him an appreciation for the natural world. Thus Kaf Adventures was born out of his experiences and has shared a parallel process with Mick’s journeys. What makes Kaf, Kaf? You, me and the places we go together! Kaf is all about community. Students do not just zoom in and out of our classes; they become members of the Kaf community. Though our adventures in nature, our community members form unique bonds with each other that continue to grow once back in the city. The 3 segments of Kaf: Outdoor Exploration, Adventure Travel, and Team Development. Within each segment you will find a place to learn, experience and reflect upon your daily existence.
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