In the words of a wild thing, "Let the wild rumpus start!” 

Applications for the 2018 class are now closed.

The applicants who have been accepted for the 2018 Basic Class have been notified. The 2018 class will run from Tuesday, February 27th through Sunday June 10th, and will cost $525 (this includes all course materials). 

If you missed this year's application period, put a reminder on your calendar to check the site in early Dec 2018 for next year's application! 

The Washington Alpine Club's Basic Climbing Class offers a basic but comprehensive introduction to the technical mountaineering skills required to travel safely over snowfields, glaciers, and high-angle rock. The class size is small to preserve a high instructor-to-student ratio. Students in the course are exposed to the full range of climbing skills, first in a classroom setting, and then in the mountains.For more information, take a look at the schedule and FAQ. If you know anyone who has taken the class, talk to them to get a feel for what to expect. If you have any questions at all, please email us.

WAC Basic Class 2018 poster