Multi-Pitch Climbing Class

1-Day Class $225

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This is one-day course for current climbers who want to expand their ability by learning the basics of multi-pitch climbing. Participants should have some experience rappelling, some experience leading either sport or trad routes, and should be able to top-rope routes up to 5.8. Participants who want to learn more about rescue should also sign up for the Climbing Self Rescue.

This course has the following goals:

  • IMG_0305Learn how to efficiently make anchors off of both bolts and traditional gear
  • Learn how to safely clip in to anchors and belay off of the anchors
  • Learn about belay-stance management and rope management techniques
  • Introduce rappelling in the multi-pitch setting
  • Understand the advantages of both swapping leads and leading in blocks
  • Understand planning, prep and gear necessary to undertake a multi-pitch climb
  • Learn about basic rescue techniques–lowering and hauling