Lead Climbing and Anchor Course – San Diego, May 15th + 16th, 2021

$349 $349

Join us for our two day lead climbing and anchor course in San Diego at Mission Trails Regional Park! On the weekend of May 15th + 16th we will teach you all the essential skills that will raise your confidence in outdoor lead climbing and anchor building. Our course is packed with information and many hands on applications that our experienced guides will showcase in multiple scenarios. Prior to class you will be provided a complete course manual.

Course Dates:

Saturday and Sunday May 15th + 16th, 2021

Time:

7am – 3pm each day (8hrs)

Where:

We meet up at the visitor center of Mission Trails Regional Park.

When:

8hrs+ each day, 7am till 3pm

Price:

$349/person

 

 

Please check our minimum requirements for participating in this course

Prerequisites:

  • Climb solid 5.9 top rope (gym and/or outdoor)
  • Know top rope belaying technique (ATC, GriGri or similar device)
  • Be efficient at tying figure eight follow through knots
  • Be familiar with Course Manual (will be sent to you when signing up)

Here is a breakdown of all skills that are taught in our lead climbing and anchor course:

Knots

Figure eight knot on a bite

Overhand knot on a bite

“Big honking knot” (figure eight + overhand)

Fisherman knot

Double fisherman’s knot

Flemish bend

Rope hitches (9mm)

Clove hitch

“Munter” hitch

Cord Hitches (5-7mm)

Girth hitch

Prusik

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Bachmann

Belaying skills

Lead belaying

“Guide’s mode” belaying (ATC guide, Reverso)

Lead Climbing skills

Placing trad gear + clipping bolts on lead

Clipping rope

Rope management while leading

Anchoring skills

Sport vs. trad anchors (variations: Cordalette, Quad)

Placing trad gear

Equalizing

Tying off master point (various knots)

Rapelling skills

Transition from anchor to rappelling

Friction hitch back up

“Fireman’s belay”

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