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.

Applications for the 2018 class will be open December 1–December 31st, 2017. The interview process will take place in January, and students will be notified early February 2018. Unfortunately we don't have an "interest" email alias, but you will find the application here when it does become available. 

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 2018 class will run from Tuesday, February 27th through Sunday June 10th, and will cost $525 (this includes all course materials).