Gym to crag (co-ed) - Two day course
Historically climbing has been a sport passed down from mentors to the younger generation - safety, technique, and progression were all taught to new climbers through a series of climbs and months spent together. While this tradition is still very much alive in the climbing world, the boom of climbing gyms and the popularity of climbing has led to an influx of new climbers that far exceeds the number of available mentors. That's where we come in.
Our team of certified rock climbing instructors have developed curriculum to prepare climbers to make the transition from indoor to outdoor climbing. We start with the basics covering how to respect the ethics of different climbing areas, how to read guide books to choose climbs, how to find outdoor climbing partners, and how to move on rock. On day two our climbers will have the knowledge to choose appropriate routes, build anchors, clean anchors, and rappel.
By the end of the clinic climbers will have the knowledge to combine skills learned from the gym and from our instructors to begin enjoying outdoor climbing without exposing themselves and others to unnecessary risk.
Who Should Sign Up:
This clinic is designed for climbers with a variety of skill levels, we recommend this to climbers who have some experience belaying to climbers who have lead indoors but want to make the transition to leading outdoors.
Course highlights include:
- Building anchors
- Cleaning anchors
- Movement on rocks and reading routes
- Interpreting guidebooks
- Differences between leading inside and outside
- Assessing fall potential and identifying "no fall zones" on different routes
- Choosing appropriate routes
- Leave no trace and climbing ethics
- Two 6 hour climbing sessions
- Group camping Saturday night
Cost and Details
Minimum Enrollment: 2
Clinic Hours: We meet for the clinic at 9a.m. on Saturday and end Sunday at 4p.m.
Minimum Climber Requirements: Ability to safely top rope belay and top rope 5.8 in the gym
Cost Inclusions and Exclusions
Inclusions: Included in the course cost is all climbing gear, climbing permits, and the guide fee.
Exclusions: Not included in the course cost is gratuities to guide, transportation, meals while on the course, or travel insurance.