Seattle Bouldering Project and other gyms offer newcomers the basics, from technique to safety to etiquette.
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It’s easy to get intimidated when you look up a sheer climbing wall, but the local gyms in the area work to give beginners a boost.
Seattle Bouldering Project, for instance, offers a 30- to 45-minute course for newcomers so they can get a grasp of the basics, safety and etiquette.
“Bouldering One” classes, offered at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, are free with the purchase of a day pass, punch-card or membership. Classes are first- come, first-served, with a maximum size of 10. Arrive 5 to 10 minutes before class. You’ll have to sign a waiver.
Instruction for beginners is also offered at Stone Gardens and Vertical World.
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