INTRO TO OUTDOOR SPORT CLIMBING
Looking to take your indoor lead climbing skills to the great outdoors?
The Intro to Outdoor Sport Climbing Class provides students with a comprehensive hands-on overview of the basic skills needed to climb safely on outdoor pre-bolted, single-pitch sport routes! Learn techniques to help manage gear, set up a climb and clean a route. We also discuss the ever-important topics of outdoor climbing etiquette and environmental stewardship practices.
Duration: 4 hours
Age Requirements: Must be 16 years of age or older
- Comfortable leading indoors at the 5.10 grade level or above
- Comfortable using a tube belay device (ATC)
- Top-rope and Lead check completed and documented
- harness + belay device
- 3-locking carabiners
- personal anchor system
- quickdraws (optional)
Ready to sign-up for a class? Scroll down to the class calendar below or sign-up in-person at the front desk or call your home gym. If you have questions, please ask our front-desk staff. We would be happy to assist you!
What is single-pitch sport climbing?
Single-pitch sport climbing routes are no more than a half rope in length (typically 50-100 ft) and have bolt hangers drilled into the rock for protection along the route. Climbers clip their own quickdraws (and then the rope) into bolt hangers along the way and finish at a pre-bolted anchor, before getting lowered to the ground by a belayer.
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