Rainier Beach's Outing to Seattle Bouldering Project

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Team:
Rainier Beach High School
Date:
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Trip Types:
Climbing, Educational
Plan:
We will be climbing at the Seattle Bouldering Project. Students will learn proper bouldering technique and get a chance to try on their own. We will then plan to go to the Ballard Locks and have a picnic. We will then have a ranger tour the group through the fish ladder.

We will depart from the high school at around 8:45 am, drive to SBP and climb from 9-11. Then we will eat lunch and drive to Ballard Locks for food and a tour until 3:30. We will return to school at 4.
Report:
We climbed at the Seattle Bouldering Project from 9-11:30, then ate downstairs in The West Wall, the restuarant on site. They allowed us to bring food in and eat at their tables which was super easy. We explained the basics of bouldering and then just let the kids try it. They really enjoyed it!

After that we went to the Ballard Locks and explored. We did the film at 1:30 (shown every half hour) and the public tour at 2pm, which ended up being fine. We had to burn some time by exploring the museum upstairs and kicking around a ball outside for a bit. If I were to do this again, I would have made sure to call at least a month before to set up a private tour. We also happened to get there during the annual cleaning of the fish ladder, so I would plan around that in advance.

We got back to school at 4.
Suggestions:
Eating at the West Wall under SBP makes lunch super easy.

If I were to do this again, I would have made sure to call at least a month before to set up a private tour. We also happened to get there during the annual cleaning of the fish ladder, so I would plan around that in advance.