Your guide will cover several aspects of climbing from top-roping to instruction on removal of protection placed by your guide, rope management, and belaying.You will follow your guide on rock climbs and learn how to rappel. The routes will be selected by your guide to meet each individuals ability level.
Although this is a great course to learn the basics of climbing, many climbers who are ready to start climbing harder routes have taken the Rock Course to get introduced to the more difficult grades.
Course level: Beginner to advanced.
Requirements: You must have your own harness and climbing shoes.
This is a full encompassing class on setting belay anchors and for top-rope climbing. We start the class with a brief history of climbing protection and go to what kind of gear is currently used today.
This hands-on class teaches the standard knots used for tying webbing, cordelettes, and the proper use of carabiners for setting anchors. You will get to construct anchors using the natural features of the cliff, and learn how to properly place passive protection and camming devices.
This course is a great place to begin if you are ready to take the next step in rock climbing. You will gain the knowledge and confidence to set up your own anchors.
This course is modeled after the Anchors Course taught by the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association).