Instructional Rock Course Menu
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– Rock Climbing Anchors 101 & 201
– Rappelling Setups & Techniques
– Intro to Sport Climbing
– Top Managed Belay Site Setups
– Intro to Traditional (“Trad”) Climbing
– Single Pitch Self Rescue
During this course climbers learn more than just how to set up a top managed belay site and belay from the top of a cliff or route. The instructor delves into topics that are geared towards mitigating risks that can arise when belaying from the top. Additionally, the instructor reviews in detail skills and techniques the belayer can utilize to assist a climber, such as lowering considerations and methods, assistance skills including raising systems and related rescue skills.
This course is generally for a wide audience as the scenarios and reasons why a climber might belay from the top of a cliff or route are numerous. This course is great for climbers who are on the path to becoming independent trad climbers, because setting up and managing a top belay site is required of a trad climber in order to belay the second. This course is also great for climbers who climb routes or at crags that present safety concerns with belaying from the cliff bottom. Such safety concerns may include, among others, rope stretch, falling rock, steep ground or sea cliff environment.
This is not an anchor course. The climber should be familiar with building anchors using natural features and artificial gear.
Course Length: 1 Day | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Size: 1:6 guide to client ratio course with a maximum of 6 clients
- 3 climbers – $145/climber
- 2 climbers – $175/climber
- 1 climber – $275
Instructor: Instructed by a certified American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor
Special Note: The Top managed Belay Site Setups course is not a certification course.