Fit & Fun: Get a foothold on the basics of bouldering
The Seattle Bouldering Project offers an hourlong "Introduction to Bouldering" class designed for newcomers wanting to get a foothold on the basics of the boulder-climbing sport.
Seattle Times staff reporter
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There are lots of rocks to climb in this area — and some world-class climbing — so why not learn how to do it right?
The Seattle Bouldering Project offers an hourlong "Introduction to Bouldering" class designed for newcomers who want to get a foothold on the basics. That includes an overview of safety and principles of climbing movement.
The course is offered at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and includes a day pass, rental climbing shoes and instruction. It costs $20, or $5 for members. The facility, which includes yoga and weight training, also offers personal or small-group classes.
"Bouldering is the most accessible and social form of rock climbing, in which participants climb without a rope up boulders 10 to 17 feet high above a floor covered with 16 inches of soft foam," says general manager Andy Wyatt.
For details: www.seattleboulderingproject.com
The class is at 900 Poplar Place, just south of downtown. The Puget Sound region also boasts other climbing gyms, such as Vertical World and Stone Gardens.
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