Introduction to Rock Climbing

Description: If you have never tried rock climbing before or want a review, then this is the perfect day for you.  Our Intro to Rock Climbing course takes place in a beautiful location with a fun and casual introduction to the sport.  We will cover techniques, belaying, rappelling, gear, and focus on lots of climbing.  Combine this with our Top-Rope Anchors program for a full weekend of fun and skill development.  The combination is equivalent to a two-day Intro to Rock course and will provide participants with the necessary skills to safely climb on their own.
Cost: $150
Dates: May 7, May 28, Jun 18, Jul 9, Jul 30, Sep 10
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Top-Rope Anchors Course

Description: This course is for those with past climbing experience looking to advance to the next level, either out of the gym or toward setting up their own climbs. Top-rope climbing is a great first step to climbing outside as it requires less gear and is a great way to get more comfortable on the rock prior to lead climbing.
Cost: $150
Dates:  May 8, May 29, Jun 19, Jul 10, Jul 31, Sep 11
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Sport Climbing

Description: Sport climbing is the best way to safely get involved in lead climbing and is the next step to opening the doors to the vast amount of climbing in this area. This course covers safety, climbing techniques, lead belaying and climbing, falling, gear choices and selections, anchor threading/lowering, and back up belays. This is a great way to get comfortable leading prior to venturing into our traditional lead climbing.
Dates: Apr 30, Jun 4, Jul 2, Aug 6, Sep 17
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Crack Climbing

Description: This is our only course that focuses strictly on technique, which gives testament to its importance for crack climbing. Our focus is to greatly improve participants crack climbing skills, so that hand jams feel as great as jugs, finger locks in line with crimpers, and so on. In place of grabbing and stepping on to holds, crack climbing requires that we fill the negative space of the crack with our fingers, hands, hand stacks, fists, arms, feet and bodies. It is not as intuitive as face climbing, and as is the case, instruction will greatly benefit any skill level. Our guides have years of experience climbing, from desert towers to the big walls of Yosemite. We will customize our course to fit participant’s goals whether it is hand jams, finger cracks, or heinous off-widths. Whatever the case this course will help you to hone in your crack skills.
Cost: $150
Dates: Jun 4, Jul 9, Aug 27, Sep 17, Oct 15
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Self Rescue

Description: Would you know what to do if your climbing partner was injured mid-climb? Climbing can easily lead us into dangerous situations where being self-sufficient can make the difference between life and death. How would you deal with a stuck rope, too short a rope, bad weather, mandatory retreat, or an injury that could leave you and your partner incapacitated? This Self-Rescue course is designed to teach participants the skills and techniques necessary to improvise a safe way out of a crisis situation. We will utilize the standard equipment used on a typical day of climbing. These techniques can be effective on snow, rock and ice.
Cost: $150
Dates: May 1, Jun 5, Jul 3, Aug 7, Sep 18, Oct 16
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Traditional Lead Climbing – 2 Day

Description: Learning to identify and place solid traditional protection is crucial to safe climbing on traditional rock routes; it is the foundation for all that follows. This course is designed to instill confidence for participants to begin leading single pitch crack routes.
Dates: May 14-15, Jun 25-26, Jul 16-17, Aug 20-21, Sep 10-11, Oct 1-2
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Traditional Lead Climbing – 1 Day

Description: This course is for those who have experience leading sport climbs and want to tap in to the multitude of classic traditional routes and or alpine objectives abound.
Cost: $160
Dates: Apr 30, May 21, Jun 11, Jul 2, Jul 23, Aug 13, Sep 2, Sep 24, Oct 8
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Multi-Pitch Climbing

Description: This course is designed for those with past traditional climbing experience and or as a continuation from one of our traditional climbing courses. Participants will be exposed to the skills and techniques needed to safely and efficiently begin to climb on the multitude of inspiring multi-pitch routes found locally and throughout the world.
Cost: $195
Dates: May 1, May 22, Jun 11, Jul 3, Jul 24, Aug 14, Sep 4, Sep 25, Oct 9
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Rock Complete

Description: This is the most all-inclusive rock course we offer. Designed for those with some exposure to climbing who are eager to quickly gain the necessary skills and techniques to accelerate into this spectacular sport. Over the five-day course we will cover all material from our Intro to Rock Climbing, Top Rope Anchors, Climbing Technique, Sport Climbing, Traditional Lead Climbing, and Multi-Pitch Climbing courses. Each day builds from the previous days material. Your instructors will offer detailed feedback and coaching throughout the course for an unrivaled learning environment.
Cost: $795
Dates: May 16-20, Jun 13-17, Jul 11-15, Aug 15-19, Sep 12-16
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Top-Rope Soloing

Description: At some point we all struggle to find climbing partners, have a partner bail, or just want to climb alone. Top-rope soloing, when applied correctly, offers a safe way to get some laps in on the rock when no partners are available. In this course we introduce the devices that can be used, fixing a rope to mitigate friction when in use for rope soloing, transferring to rappel, and the other minute and yet very specific details required to make it a safe option to climb on your own.
Cost: $150
Dates: May 22, Jun 26, Jul 24, Aug 28
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Aid Climbing

Description: Aid climbing is the key to unlock access to climbs that are too difficult for our free-climbing abilities. Gaining this skill set will enable participants to begin to tackle a myriad of objectives from single pitch aid climbing; long free climbs guarded by just one or two aid pitches, to the massive aid climbs in Yosemite.
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Alpine Rock

Description: Alpine rock climbing requires mountain sense and a slew of techniques that are unknown to most traditional climbers in order to be successful. In the alpine, we will often find hundreds or thousands of feet of 4th and 5th class climbing, serious weather that may demand rapid retreat or mandatory ascent, loose rock, snow, ice, route finding, etc. Knowing when to go, what to expect, how and where retreat is possible, etc. are all among the knowledge base topics we will introduce to participants.
Cost: $160
Dates: May 28, Jun 18, Jul 22, Aug 27
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Big Wall (El Cap Trainer)

Description: The lure of the big wall beckons to most climbers: a sweeping sheer sea of granite, vertical camping sandwiched by climbing, or moving over thousands of feet of stone as fast as possible all in one “day”. Such objectives are much more logistically complex and merit gaining the necessary skills, followed by experience, prior to an attempt. In this course we break down big wall climbing to make such objectives less daunting and less intimidating so that participants can begin to view them as realistic goals.
Cost: $195
Dates: May 7, Jun 11, Jul 10, Aug 6, Sep 17, Oct 1
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Rope Systems (for climbers and non-climbers)

Description: This course is for both climbers and non-climbers who want to learn the systems used in climbing which can be applied in other capacities.
Cost: $150
Dates: Jun 4, Jul 30, Oct 15
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