Two-Day Intro to Traditional Climbing Clinic 

Tired of clipping bolts on lead and ready to add some excitement to your climbing? Or is there some ultra-classic climb you really want to do but it requires an understanding of traditional protection in order to climb it safely? This 2-day clinic introduces you to the complexities of active and passive protection for rock climbing.

Learn how to place, evaluate and understand the intricate technique of placing your own protection on climbs. You will be introduced to active (cams) and passive (nuts, hexes, etc.) protection safely and efficiently. Begin to understand when and why you would need to place gear. Learn and/or review anchor construction with traditional protection suitable for top-roping or for redirecting a top-rope. The skills you begin to learn in this clinic will carry through into other forms of climbing including; mixed sport and traditional rock climbs, alpine climbing, ice and mixed climbing, and mountaineering.

This is an information filled two-days. By the second day, you may likely mock lead a route, set-up a top-rope anchor from traditional protection, or possibly lead an easy, traditionally protected climb.

* This clinic is best suited for participants with prior outside climbing experience and with a basic understanding of top-rope anchors and lead climbing techniques. If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! 802-657-3872.


Lower West Bolton, Upper West Bolton, Double Upper, Wild West, Bolton Quarry, 82 Crag, Carcass Crag, Bolton, VT


Aug. 25th & 26th


prices are based on per person price minimum enrollment of 2 is required
Full days (9am-4pm)

$305 ; 1:2 guide:participant ratio

Trip Details

Inclusions: Professional rock guide and all technical climbing equipment (harness, helmet, shoes, belay devices, ropes and all other appropriate technical equipment.

Exclusions: Personal gear, food, water and clothing (see equipment list for what to bring)

**Available other dates by private reservation. 

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