Beginner Climbing Clinic

Start off on the right foot with an introduction to outdoor climbing, designed to develop base level knowledge of technical climbing systems.

  • Belaying Techniques
  • Setting Top Ropes

*No Previous Climbing Experience Required.*

Gym To Crag

Take your skills from the gym to the outdoor realm safely.

  • How to efficiently clean an anchor.
  • Recognizing Hazards and Risk inherent to outdoor climbing
  •  Equipment Considerations
  • Lead Climbing Strategies and Techniques.

Self Rescue Essentials

Do you know what to do when things don’t go as planned? Learn how to get yourself and your partner out of sticky situations.

  •  Belay Escapes
  • Ascending and Descending Fixed Lines
  • Passing Knots

Anchor Building

  • Evaluating Rock Quality
  • Equipment Selection and Properties
  • Placing Quality Active and Passive Protection
  • Building Redundancy into Systems
  • Incorporating Load Sharing into the Anchor
  • Evaluating Fixed Gear such as Bolts and Pitons and In-Situ webbing

Learn to Lead: Sport Climbing

  • How To Belay For a Lead Climber
  • The Art of Giving a Soft Catch
  • Proper Rope Clipping Technique
  • Cleaning a Route
  • Proper Equipment Selection
  • Movement Skills
  • Rope Management
  • Evaluating Bolts and Fixed Gear
  • Navigating Guidebooks
  • Dispelling common Myths and Rumors

Falling Clinic

Take your climbing to the next level by learning how to mentally prepare for climbing falls big and small.

  • Learn to Fall With Confidence.
  • How to evaluate the difference between Perceived Risk vs. Actual Risk.
  • Learn to be an awesome belayer, the art of the giving a soft catch.
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Traditional Lead Climbing

  • A Review of Placing Artificial Active and Passive Protection
  • Equipment Selection and Planning
  • Evaluating Rock Quality
  • Route Finding Skills; How to Read the Rock
  • Using Natural Protection
  • Building Gear Anchors for Single and Multi-Pitch
  • Evaluating Fixed Gear, Pitons, In-Situ Webbing, and Bolts


Multi-Pitch Efficiency

Climb faster on long routes without sacrificing security! This clinic will explore the techniques and planning necessary to make things run smoothly on multipitch routes. Topics covered include rope management, anchoring and belaying from above, as well as descent considerations. This clinic will be held close to the ground, climbing routes will not be the primary focus.