Rock School - Spring 2020


Rock School
Due to the current health situation:
Rock School 2020 Has Been Canceled
We plan to offer the class again in April/May 2021. Information will be posted here in late 2020 or early 2021. Questions can be sent to Carol Smucker,
Enjoy the summer!
    Course Details (Dates have been updated and are tentative):
    • Indoor Session - Wednesday, July 8th, 6-9pm. Location TBA.

    • Outdoor sessions 1 & 2 - Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, 8am to 4pm. John C. Shields Park (aka, Minnehaha), 5625 E Upriver Drive, Spokane, WA.

    • Outdoor Sessions 3 & 4 - Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, 8am to 4pm. Q'emiln Park, Post Falls, ID.
  • Cost - $100

  • Course Directors - Carol Smucker and Ben Powell

  • Rock School is designed to teach the basics of outdoor rock climbing including:
      • how to tie in to a climbing rope
      • proper belay technique
      • safe climbing practice, such as "buddy checks"
      • climbing technique
      • rappelling
      • use of established anchors to set up a top rope system
      • an introduction to building anchors using natural features
      The $100 course fee will be billed upon acceptance to the course.  The course is limited to 14 participants.  Participants must be 15 or older and those under 18 must submit written parental approval.  All participants must be members of the Spokane Mountaineers. Join now if you are not a member already!
      Application Process
      The application link below will take you to a form. Please fill this out carefully and completely.
      You will be notified of the status of your application within a few days of its submission. If you have been accepted to Rock School, the email you receive will contain a PayPal link. This link will enable you to pay the $100 course tuition via a credit card or personal PayPal account. Payment is due within five business days of the email notification. Thank you!