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.

The 2016 class will run from March through June and will cost $475 (this includes all course materials). Applications for 2016 are now closed. If you are interested in applying for 2017, applications will open again in December 2016.