Rock Climbing 201

Rock Climbing Anchors and Gear Placement

This two-day group course is all about anchors and gear placement. Students will learn to build a variety of anchors from simple two bolt setups to more complex anchors using natural and artificial components. A significant part of the course will be devoted to learning to place and clean gear like cams, nuts, tricams, and hexes.

The course will be based from our headquarters in Pisgah Forest, NC (unless otherwise arranged) and is taught by professional, credentialed instructors who hold AMGA Certification. These instructors have worked as a team to create and continually improve our course curriculum to ensure you will be gaining the most up to date information out there. Our goal is to empower you with the skills and knowledge to climb safely and efficiently whenever you are on the rock.

“I started doing courses and private guiding with you guys one year ago. I had never climbed anything outside in my life. Now, I lead multipitch rock and ice, and I take my friends climbing too” – John Wallis

Topics Covered:

  • Building anchors using natural and artificial components
  • Following trad lead pitches, gear removal, racking, communication
  • Climbing equipment showing you what you need, what you don’t need as well as looking at storage and proper use
  • Climbing history and ethics, Leave No Trace wilderness skills
  • Debunking common myths in climbing and climbing equipment
  • Lots of climbing!

Number on course: Maximum of 6:1 client to instructor ratio
Course length: Two days
Course dates:See the Course Schedule
Cost*: $350
2: $450 per person (two to one instructor, two days)
1: $650 per person (one to one instructor, two days)

*The costs are based on the actual number of participants on the course. Courses normally run at 3+ people but in the event the courses run with less people the costs will be as shown above. Participants that do not wish to take the course with low numbers (because of the cost) can change their course to another date. The upside to lower numbers is of course a more personal course.

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