Intro to Traditional Climbing


Intro to Traditional Climbing


At the trad climbing clinic, we will teach the knowledge and skills required to lead traditionally protected single-pitch routes.

Course highlights include:

  • Care and selection of traditional climbing gear

  • Efficient and effective gear placement

  • Introduction to modern traditional technique

  • Anchor building techniques and management

  • Leader safety in a single pitch environment

Day One:

  • Meet your guide at the program area at 8:30 a.m.

  • Selection, use, and care of traditional gear

  • Practical applications of both passive and active protection

  • Introduction to traditional anchors for leaders

  • Introduction to single-pitch leading procedures

  • Discuss traditional racking techniques

  • Discussion of lead climbing strategies, both physical and mental

  • Mock single-pitch leading practice

Day Two:

  • Discussion of falling, fall factors, and how they apply to the leader

  • Continued mock leading practice

3:1 Guide Client Ratio

In the event of cancellation, 75% of your payment will be refunded if we are given 60 day notice

25% of your payment will be refunded if we are given 30 day notice

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