What we're about

Rock Climbing is about experiences, passion, excitement, learning about fear, enjoying your surroundings, being with people you care about, enjoying the process, trying something new, getting lost in the moment, and going for it!

Climbing is a life long pursuit. Whether you enjoy the movement, the alpine, the powery boulders, the steep overhangs, the long beautiful cracks, the people, the mountains, the glaciers, the granite, the scenery, being away from it all, or seeing it all, you will always find yourself.

The Seattle Rock Climbing Group is a place to discover the power of community, to be a part of something you care about, meet new people, learn new skills, find some partners, get outside, and get involved!

This rock climbing group is your group. It was designed for you to get involved, get outside, and share the sport you love.

There are two parts to this meet up:
1.) The social forum designed to get people together, meet partners, go climbing, share route info, give tech tips, sell gear, and hang out.

2.) The instructional space designed for classes from a professional source to get people's climbing skills on the same page. Some climbers who are looking for partners, and who organize events, want climbers to have comparable skills for safety reasons. They also may be looking for climbers with a certain skill proficiency in order to participate on an outing.

For example and for everyone to be on common ground, an organizer will put down one of three levels of proficiency in order to participate in an event.

Beginners Welcome - all levels, including no experience, welcome to the event

Intermediate Welcome - climbers must have belaying mastered

Advanced Welcome - Climbers must be able to safely lead belaying, lead climb, clean anchors, and rappel safely.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

1) As a social forum, you must speak up!!!
As organizers, we need to know what you want, and when you want it..... Get involved. The MESSAGE BOARD is a great place to see what happening..... Leave a message... buy/trade/sell gear... Check the photos, leave a photo...... Try a poll, leave a blog entry of your latest project or route!!! Tell us what is going on in the climbing community.....Organize an event. If there is no event but you want to start one, contact Mick Pearson, and he will make sure you get a trip running.

2.) As an instructional group to develop skill -
We are here to help you achieve a high level of safety and expertise. Every month we would like to offer classes designed to help members build skills. Some for free, some not. Options might be.........
introductory classes such as belaying and movement
intermediate skills such as lead belaying and lead climbing, cleaning anchors and rappelling
advanced skills for organizers to teach classes or advanced skills such as traditional gear placements, top rope management, multi-pitch climbing, or rescue skills

Whatever the case, we are here to support each other, share our experiences, and enjoy all the aspects of PULLING DOWN! Let's have some fun TOGETHER!!

The goal of this group is to bring the climbing community together to meet partners, build relationships, climb in all the incredible areas around the state, expand education in the art of rock climbing, be safe, and have fun!

Upcoming events (5+)

Vertical World Thursdays

Vertical World Seattle

We are a group of enthusiastic, beginner friendly climbers meeting at the Seattle Vertical World every Thursday evening. "But I've never climbed before. Can I join?" Absolutely! All levels of experience are welcome. If you are new to the sport wear comfortable clothing (think yoga). More experienced members would be happy to share some pointers to help you get started, including the knots used to tie into the top rope. Please note due to liability considerations only gym-approved instructors are permitted to give belay instruction. HOW TO FIND US: We usually meet at the bench by the bathrooms at 6:30pm. Also, I'll try and post a description of what I'm wearing. If you can't find us ask the front desk. Time: The event is scheduled for 6:30pm-9pm but feel free to come early and stay longer. Costs: - Day pass: $17 - Climb shoes rental: $5 - Harness $3 Address: Vertical World 2330 W Commodore Way, Seattle, WA 98199 Link to the gym website: http://seattle.verticalworld.com/

Vertical World Thursdays

Vertical World Seattle

We are a group of enthusiastic, beginner friendly climbers meeting at the Seattle Vertical World every Thursday evening. "But I've never climbed before. Can I join?" Absolutely! All levels of experience are welcome. If you are new to the sport wear comfortable clothing (think yoga). More experienced members would be happy to share some pointers to help you get started, including the knots used to tie into the top rope. Please note due to liability considerations only gym-approved instructors are permitted to give belay instruction. HOW TO FIND US: We usually meet at the bench by the bathrooms at 6:30pm. Also, I'll try and post a description of what I'm wearing. If you can't find us ask the front desk. Time: The event is scheduled for 6:30pm-9pm but feel free to come early and stay longer. Costs: - Day pass: $17 - Climb shoes rental: $5 - Harness $3 Address: Vertical World 2330 W Commodore Way, Seattle, WA 98199 Link to the gym website: http://seattle.verticalworld.com/

Vertical World Thursdays

Vertical World Seattle

We are a group of enthusiastic, beginner friendly climbers meeting at the Seattle Vertical World every Thursday evening. "But I've never climbed before. Can I join?" Absolutely! All levels of experience are welcome. If you are new to the sport wear comfortable clothing (think yoga). More experienced members would be happy to share some pointers to help you get started, including the knots used to tie into the top rope. Please note due to liability considerations only gym-approved instructors are permitted to give belay instruction. HOW TO FIND US: We usually meet at the bench by the bathrooms at 6:30pm. Also, I'll try and post a description of what I'm wearing. If you can't find us ask the front desk. Time: The event is scheduled for 6:30pm-9pm but feel free to come early and stay longer. Costs: - Day pass: $17 - Climb shoes rental: $5 - Harness $3 Address: Vertical World 2330 W Commodore Way, Seattle, WA 98199 Link to the gym website: http://seattle.verticalworld.com/

Vertical World Thursdays

Vertical World Seattle

We are a group of enthusiastic, beginner friendly climbers meeting at the Seattle Vertical World every Thursday evening. "But I've never climbed before. Can I join?" Absolutely! All levels of experience are welcome. If you are new to the sport wear comfortable clothing (think yoga). More experienced members would be happy to share some pointers to help you get started, including the knots used to tie into the top rope. Please note due to liability considerations only gym-approved instructors are permitted to give belay instruction. HOW TO FIND US: We usually meet at the bench by the bathrooms at 6:30pm. Also, I'll try and post a description of what I'm wearing. If you can't find us ask the front desk. Time: The event is scheduled for 6:30pm-9pm but feel free to come early and stay longer. Costs: - Day pass: $17 - Climb shoes rental: $5 - Harness $3 Address: Vertical World 2330 W Commodore Way, Seattle, WA 98199 Link to the gym website: http://seattle.verticalworld.com/

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Vertical World Thursdays

Vertical World Seattle

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