Rock Climbing!

Spent a great weekend with Alex and Josh, introducing them to the finer points of climbing outside.  They had signed up for an Intro to Rock Climbing from Pro Guiding Service.

On the first pitch of 4th Avenue (2 pitches, 5.6) at the Easy Street Wall, Exit 38.

Learning about technique on Corner Flash (5.7), at the Inner Wall, Index
Over the course of three days, we practiced setting up top-ropes, cleaning anchors safely, and technique.  Lots and lots of technique.  We climbed 4th Avenue, a 2-pitch route (sharing a second pitch with Easy Street) that is a great introduction to multi-pitch climbing, and then followed that up by climbing the Great Northern Slab, a 3-pitch that is arguably the most fun climb of its grade on this side of the Cascades.

All of our scheduled Intro to Rock Climbing trips are done for the summer, but the weather is still splitter and custom dates are easily arranged.  Grab a friend who's interested too, then email me or contact Pro Guiding to book a weekend for yourselves!