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Intro to Traditional (“Trad”) Climbing













Prepare to tie into the sharp end, extend your focus to the destination as well as the journey, and expand your knowledge of anchor building.

Participants will practice placing protection and building solid anchors. A highlight is performing a mock lead to develop the technical knowledge and skill that traditional climbing demands.

Topics Covered:

  • Lead climbing strategiestrad
  • Equipment selection
  • Protection and anchoring
  • Risk management
  • Rappelling
  • Top and bottom belay-station management
  • Terrain assessment
  • Assistance and lowering
  • LNT principles and climbing ethics
  • Route Identification

Guide to Participant Ratio: 1:4

Philadelphia Intro to Traditional (“Trad”) Climbing $99

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