ANCHOR BUILDING THEORY
A climbing anchor is a system made up of individual anchor points that are linked together to create a master point that the rope and/or climbers clip into to be securely attached to the rock. Whether you’re top-rope climbing or lead climbing, knowing how to build a solid anchor is absolutely critical to staying safe outdoors.
In this class, students will learn anchor building concepts and basic skills to construct top rope and multi-pitch anchors using installed bolt hangers or trees. Hands-on instruction tying knots, identifying carabiners and setting several types of anchors. Small group instruction, class size limited to 6 persons.
Anchors built with traditional (trad) gear placements will not be covered.
Duration: 4 hours
Age Requirements: Must be 16 years of age or older
- Comfortable using a tube belay device (ATC)
- Top-rope check completed and documented
- harness + tube-style belay device
- 3-4 locking carabiners
- personal anchor system
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acronym used for building safe and secure anchor systems
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