Rock School - Spring 2021

Rock School
Course Details
Indoor Session - Wednesday, April 21st, 6-9pm. Location TBA.
Outdoor sessions I & II - Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25, 8am to 4pm. John C. Shields Park (aka, Minnehaha), 5625 E Upriver Drive, Spokane, WA.
Outdoor Sessions III & IV - Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2, 8am to 4pm. McClellan Rocks and Q'emiln Park, Post Falls, ID.
Cost: $100
Course Directors: Christian Striggow and Carol Smucker
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 15 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!

Questions can be sent to Christian Striggow,