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Multi-pitch Rock Climbing Course

This 2-day course is designed to teach you all the basic skills necessary to climb an alpine summit, and then put them to the test on day 2 on a summit climb at Washington pass. This is an ideal program for those wanting to get into climbing, as it will set a solid foundation of skills that you can continue to build on as you continue your development as a climber. It is also a great program for those that just want to climb an iconic peak such as Liberty Bell or South Early Winter Spire and do it comfortably and with a high margin of safety.  

 
- We offer several scheduled courses each, such as this course, for guests that would like to join a group and reduce the cost of the course.. These pre-scheduled courses are charged at the 3:1 rate and are subject to cancellation if they do not fill.  

- If our pre-scheduled dates don't work for you, consider booking a custom course. You can book 1:1 or put together your own group to take the course (which lowers the per person price as the ratio increases)  

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September 21st
Saturday
to 22nd
Sunday
2 days
$500.00
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Goat Wall - Multi-pitch Climbing

Goat wall is a 1500 foot wall that rises up above the Methow River, just off of the valley floor, right here in Mazama. The rock is a metamorphosed, sedimentary rock and while it doesn’t fracture into clean crack systems, it does offer an abundance of edges that make this rock supremely climbable.  
 
The approaches are short, and all of the climbs on the wall are bolt protected and offer rappel descents. The user-friendly nature of these climbs makes them great venues when the weather is poor in the high mountains, or when you want to spend all day climbing with a minimal approach and descent.

September 21st
Saturday
7:00AM 8 hours
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September 22nd
Sunday
7:00AM 8 hours
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September 23rd
Monday
7:00AM 8 hours
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September 24th
Tuesday
7:00AM 8 hours
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September 25th
Wednesday
7:00AM 8 hours
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September 26th
Thursday
7:00AM 8 hours
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September 27th
Friday
7:00AM 8 hours
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September 28th
Saturday
7:00AM 8 hours
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September 29th
Sunday
7:00AM 8 hours
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September 30th
Monday
7:00AM 8 hours
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Washington Pass Climbing

NCMG guide and author of the Supertopo guide to Washington pass, Ian Nicholson, calls this area “the best alpine rock destination in North America.” With scores of classic climbs covering the full spectrum of difficulties, there is truly something here for everyone. Offering an all snow approach in the early season, these climbs can have a distinctly alpine feel in the Spring and early Summer. Later in the Summer, the approaches become snow free and most of these climbs can be reached in a pair of approach shoes in only an hour or two. This allows us the unique opportunity to spend the night in a comfortable bed in Mazama, climb to the top of a major alpine peak and return to the Valley in time for dinner. While popular in Europe, this is one of the few areas in the U.S that allow climbers this comfortable style of climbing. Our guides are skilled at helping to choose a route that is an appropriate and rewarding experience for you. To get a sense of some of the climbs offered here, we have selected som

September 21st
Saturday
7:30AM 8 hours
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September 22nd
Sunday
7:30AM 8 hours
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September 23rd
Monday
7:30AM 8 hours
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September 24th
Tuesday
7:30AM 8 hours
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September 25th
Wednesday
7:30AM 8 hours
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September 26th
Thursday
7:30AM 8 hours
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September 27th
Friday
7:30AM 8 hours
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September 28th
Saturday
7:30AM 8 hours
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September 29th
Sunday
7:30AM 8 hours
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September 30th
Monday
7:30AM 8 hours
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Fun Rock - Full Day

In recent years the Upper Methow Valley has blossomed into a major sport climbing destination. With numerous crags and scores of routes in the moderate grades, Mazama is one of the best places in Washington to learn to rock climb, improve your climbing ability or focus on technical skills. We create safe, positive and effective learning environments for climbers of all abilities. We have taught hundreds of people how to climb and have taken many of them much further into the vertical environment than they ever dreamed possible.

September 21st
Saturday
8:00AM 8 hours
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September 22nd
Sunday
8:00AM 8 hours
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September 23rd
Monday
8:00AM 8 hours
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September 24th
Tuesday
8:00AM 8 hours
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September 25th
Wednesday
8:00AM 8 hours
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September 26th
Thursday
8:00AM 8 hours
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September 27th
Friday
8:00AM 8 hours
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September 28th
Saturday
8:00AM 8 hours
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September 29th
Sunday
8:00AM 8 hours
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September 30th
Monday
8:00AM 8 hours
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Fun Rock - Half Day

In recent years the Upper Methow Valley has blossomed into a major sport climbing destination. With numerous crags and scores of routes in the moderate grades, Mazama is one of the best places in Washington to learn to rock climb, improve your climbing ability or focus on technical skills. We create safe, positive and effective learning environments for climbers of all abilities. We have taught hundreds of people how to climb and have taken many of them much further into the vertical environment than they ever dreamed possible.

September 21st
Saturday
8:00AM 4 hours
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September 22nd
Sunday
8:00AM 4 hours
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September 23rd
Monday
8:00AM 4 hours
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September 24th
Tuesday
8:00AM 4 hours
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September 25th
Wednesday
8:00AM 4 hours
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September 26th
Thursday
8:00AM 4 hours
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September 27th
Friday
8:00AM 4 hours
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September 28th
Saturday
8:00AM 4 hours
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September 29th
Sunday
8:00AM 4 hours
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September 30th
Monday
8:00AM 4 hours
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Women's Backcountry Series - Backcountry Fundamentals

This one-day clinic will focus on the fundamentals of touring including safety equipment, skinning, transitions, downhill technique, assessing terrain and many other considerations to keep in mind when out touring for the day. This clinic will be conducted in the backcountry at Washington Pass. Participants should be at least advanced skiers or snowboarders. Depending on current conditions this may be a snowmobile accessed ski tour with snowmobiles provided by NCMG.

December 29th
Sunday
8:00AM 8 hours
$225.00
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Japan Skiing

This trip will include 7 days of skiing based out of two locations - Niseko and Furano. Both of these locations offer an unlimited number of options for backcountry tours or "sidecountry" laps at the numerous ski areas. Each day we will travel from our lodge via 4x4 van to find the best snow. On the way, we will grab some lunch at one of Japan's legendary convenience stores (an outstanding cultural experience in its own right!) After a full day of powder skiing, we will soak in one of the local onsens, and follow that up with an amazing dinner. In the morning we will wake up and repeat the process.

January 4th
Saturday
to 11th, 2020
Saturday
8 days
$3,000.00
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January 12th
Sunday
to 19th, 2020
Sunday
8 days
$3,000.00
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Japan Women's Ski Trip

This is a Women's Only Ski Trip guided by both Steph Williams & Larry Goldie.  

This trip will include 7 days of skiing based out of two locations - Niseko and Furano. Both of these locations offer an unlimited number of options for backcountry tours or "sidecountry" laps at the numerous ski areas. Each day we will travel from our lodge via 4x4 van to find the best snow. On the way, we will grab some lunch at one of Japan's legendary convenience stores (an outstanding cultural experience in its own right!) After a full day of powder skiing, we will soak in one of the local onsens, and follow that up with an amazing dinner. In the morning we will wake up and repeat the process.

January 15th
Wednesday
to 22nd, 2020
Wednesday
8 days
$3,000.00
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Women's Backcountry Series - 2 Day Backcountry Intensive

This 2-day intensive course will immerse you in ski-tour planning and touring based out of the NCMG headquarters in Mazama and snowmobile-accessed touring at Washington Pass. We'll meet in Winthrop, Washington on Friday evening to talk about tour planning, review the gear needs for the weekend, and meet our backcountry partners for the next 2 days. Day 1 we will meet to talk about the tour plan for the day, and then we will head to the end of the road and get a briefing on how to operate a snowmobile. Then we will snowmobile to the start of our tour and spend the day touring. Finally, after we return and put the snowmobiles away we will meet and review video footage from the day, debrief on the day and plan for the Day 2 touring. Day 2 will be another full day of ski touring. Participants should be advanced skiers or snowboarders or higher. Previous backcountry touring experience highly recommended.

February 1st
Saturday
to 2nd, 2020
Sunday
8:00AM 2 days
$450.00
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