Intro to Climbing
The Basics of Outdoor Top Rope
Learn to climb outside!
This intro level course is meant for first time climbers or new gym climbers who want to try climbing on real rock.
Top-roping refers to climbing where your rope is anchored above you at the top of the climb. This one-day course aims to teach you all the basics of to-proping outdoors - whether you’ve never tied into a climbing rope before or are seeking to gain greater understanding of outdoor top rope systems before joining friends and meetups outside.
During this course we will teach topics including:
Belay device types and their proper orientation
Tying into the rope as a climber
Belaying and lowering
Communications, commands, and safety checks
Basic climbing movement and terrain assessment
Crag (climbing area) etiquette and considerations for yourself and other climbers
At the end of the day, we hope participants will have a familiarity of all elements of an already set up top rope and feel comfortable with assessing theirs and others’ safety systems.
This course does not cover setting up or cleaning top rope anchor systems. To learn these skills, consider taking our full day “Gym2Crag - Anchors, Cleaning and Rappelling” course. Bundle both courses during a weekend and receive a $25 discount on your registration!
Dates and Locations
Mt Erie, Washington
Smith Rock, Oregon
Joshua Tree, CA
Open to all levels!
All Gear Included!
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