Two-Day Top-Rope Anchor Clinic (Winter)

This 2-day course introduces the complexities of setting up and evaluating an anchor suitable for top rope climbing outside in an ice climbing environment. You will learn how to safely access the cliff edge, build anchors using a combination of natural features and ice gear.

The first day is and afternoon/evening session spent at the Petra Cliffs facility learning knots, understanding the equipment, and introducing you to the various anchor situations that may arise given the climbing situation. Learn from an experienced guide how to safely access the edge and set-up an appropriate anchor with minimal equipment and a high level of efficiency.

The second day is outside, spent fully hands-on and immerses in you building anchors and then climbing and descending on them. Learn how to appropriately assess various anchors while becoming more and more confident in your assessment skills.


Petra Cliffs, Burlington (1st day) Bolton Quarry, VT (2nd day)


January 28th & 30th 2021

(customizable upon request)


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

(Reflects a 15% discount from private guiding rates)

Trip Details

Inclusions: Professional guide and all technical climbing equipment (harness, helmet, boots, crampons, ice tools, 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. 


Whats Next, Where do I go from here?

Private guiding

Ice Progression Course 1

Ice progression Course 2