Saturday, June 30th : Intro to Rock Climbing
Focus: Movement, belaying, and rappelling.
This is an introductory course, suited for beginning climbers or those wanting a refresher. This course will be focused on climbing movement, belaying and rappelling. This course will offer a foundation to move forward in climbing confidently and safely.
Sunday, July 1st : Intermediate Rock Skills
Focus: Gear placement, and building anchors.
This course will is all about the “nuts and bolts” of climbing. You will become familiar with different types of gear and will learn how to correctly place and evaluate gear. We will also visit the art of anchor building and the theory of what makes an anchor safe. This course is ideally suited for those with some climbing background who want to learn more about traditional gear and move toward lead and multi-pitch climbing. Gear placement and anchor building take time and repetition to become proficient, therefore, this course will be taught on the ground, with minimal time spent actually rock climbing.
Suggested prerequisites: belaying, rapelling, knots: figure-eight on a bite, clove hitch, double-fisherman’s and bowline.