Beginner Course Dates

Dates are up for our next beginner course!

This course covers the basic knowledge and skills that every rock climber needs to have whether they are top-roping at their local crag or climbing El Capitan. If you’ve been wanting to start outdoor rock climbing, this course is everything you need to know to climb at a top anchor access site.

This course is also perfect for those who have been rock climbing with friends and family, and want to contribute more to the activity. Long gone are the days of needing someone else to belay your partner or clean the anchors.

If you want to better prepare yourself for the beginner classes, make sure you sign up for the free beginner workshop. Learn the equipment and process of belaying before you get out there, so you can spend more time honing your skills on the rock. As always, if the dates don’t work for you, contact us and we’ll schedule something for you. We can’t wait to see you out there!

Climbing 101 - 10/13/19

Half Day ~ 4 hrs. (~2.5 hr. instruction/~1.5 hr. climbing)

  • Rock climbing safety

  • Basic equipment

  • Fundamental knots

  • Belaying

  • Commands and communication

  • Movement technique

Climbing 201 - 10/6/19

Half Day ~ 4 hr. instruction

  • Basic top-rope anchor construction

  • Anchor building principles

  • Anchor cleaning

  • Rappelling

  • Rappel back-ups

  • More knots and technique

Nicholas FergusonBeginner