Taking rock climbing lessons is the best way to rapidly become
efficient at the art of safe rock climbing
Finding the right lesson that best fits you is much dependent on your experience level.
For new climbers, rock climbing lessons are also great for developing an overview on the multitude of equipment that is used in climbing. Most guides are eager to tell you about different rope types, the evolution of modern rock climbing shoes or other helpful information that make you understand how outdoor rock climbing works in general.
After completing your introductory class it is time to practice more. Climb as much as possible (without over-exercising ;)! Take another intro rock climbing lesson and join a local climbing gym to use their top ropes and reinforce your knot and belaying skills. Also do not be shy to try bouldering, which is another discipline in climbing that is great for learning movement techniques. Once you become more solid in your movement and progress up the difficulty scale in rock climbing, it is time to take your next class – Anchors and basic knots.
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Neat three piece trad anchor built by a student in our lead climbing workshop
Anchors and basic
The anchor and basic knots lesson is a series of two lessons that take place in two days. The first day is a 4hrs ground level training that will explore a variety of knots as well as the main concepts of solid anchor building for top rope climbing and multi-pitch climbing. Students have the opportunity to build different anchors on simulation boards in an outdoor classroom environment.
The comfort of being on the ground is a great advantage when it comes to repeating anchor and knot drills over and over. Since repetition plays a huge role in adopting safe rope and anchor skills, the first day is a great preparation for the second lesson outside on the rocks. The second day is a full day of training (8hrs) which is all about applying the anchor concepts and knots to the real world (away from simulation boards). Students use top rope set ups to safely access anchor locations on the rock to then practice their anchor building skills. A second rope that will be trailed up will also prepare each student for the next lesson – Lead climbing.
Be efficient at tying clean and well dressed figure eight follow through knots.
Have a climbing resumee of at least 50 climbs (indoor or outdoor) at a level of 5.8 or higher.