Our instruction is
based on your past experience and your goals for the future.
We offer courses in all aspects of rock climbing. Our
instruction is comprehensive and follows a logical
Any specialized gear
you may need is included. Helmet, harnesses, and shoes are
The following are
Learning to Climb
to the fundamentals of rock climbing, intended for people
with no previous technical experience, or those whose only
experience has been indoors. We'll cover knots, belaying,
signals, and movement on the rock. This course is completely
hands-on and each individual will do at least one mult-pitch
climb and a rappel.
This set of skills is designed to help you learn to lead
climbs on your own. Protection placement, belay anchors,
rope management, and retreating will all be discussed and
practiced. We'll talk about belaying the leader and the
second. This material typically takes at least two days to
cover and practice. If you're curious about what equipment
to buy for your first rack or a list of manufacturers that
we endorse check out the Lead Rack page.
These skills will allow you to extricate you or your partner
from an awkward or unplanned climbing situation. We'll cover
systems that both the leader and second can employ. Although
self rescue can be complex, we'll guide you through a
progression that gives you the techniques to deal with just
about any situation you are likely to encounter. Belay
escapes, raising, and lowering will be covered in depth.
They'll be plenty of hands on practice because you can't
learn this stuff from a book. We'll also dicuss how to avoid
getting into the situation in the first place. This course
includes handouts. In order to understand leader rescue
techniques you should have previous traditional leading
experience. This material takes anywhere from two to three
days to cover well.
- Mix and
your interest and experience we can mix and match aspects
of any of these curriculums together to create a single
day or many days of instruction. Tell us what your goal
is and we'll take it from there.