Rock Climbing Basics


Rock Climbing Basics

Spend three hours with a professional mountain guide working on your climbing! If the weather agrees, we’ll find a place to get outside to practice our movement skills; if it’s raining or gross, we’ll spend our time inside or in a covered area working on ropework, knot-tying, gear management, and other applicable skills. All levels are welcome, and everyone — from brand-new beginners to very advanced climbers — can learn something in this fun, hands-on workshop. 

About Instructor Charlotte Austin:

Charlotte Austin is an award-winning adventure writer and mountain guide living in Seattle, Washington. She works for International Mountain Guides, where she leads climbing, mountaineering, and hiking expeditions around the world. She has guided some of the world's biggest mountains, and works in places including North and South America, Europe, Alaska, Patagonia, and Nepal. She is a Wilderness-EMT, a Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer, and holds Level 2 certification with the American Institute for Avalanche Education and Training (AIARE). She recently became an extra class ham radio operator. 

She has written for Outside Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, National Geographic, and many more national and international print and online publications. She summited Mount Everest on May 22nd, 2019.