Rock Climbing 201-Rock Climbing Anchors and Gear Placement

Rock Climbing 201-Rock Climbing Anchors and Gear Placement

Date: October 19 - October 20, 2024

Course Category: Rock Climbing 201-Rock Climbing Anchors and Gear Placement    

Location: North Carolina

Instructor: Dan Riethmuller

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This two-day group course is ideal for climbers wanting to learn about rock climbing 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, and tricams.

The course will be based from our headquarters in Brevard, 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 become an independent climber.

“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!


For more information and pricing see the full course description here.