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. Our course will focus on:
- Top rope anchors: from bolts, trees, and multi-points
- Safety considerations, avoidance, and mitigation
- Climbing techniques
- Belaying, rappelling, rappel and belay back ups
- Anchor cleaning
- Directional points
- Equipment selection, use, and care
PREREQUISITES: Knowledge of top-rope belaying and some climbing experience helpful. Consider our Intro to Rock course that takes place the day before this course to gain these basic skills.
After course completion participants should have the necessary skills to safely set up top ropes and climb outdoors.
What our clients say about us
“We had a great time climbing Gallatin Tower in the Gallatin River Valley. Our group ranged in age from 8 to 43. Our guides, Genevieve and Kyle, were able to find routes to accommodate all of us. They really did a fantastic job.”
“Had the best time climbing with Montana Alpine Guides. Sam is a fantastic guide that I would recommend to anyone visiting Montana and the surrounding areas.”