If you are looking to gain technical and communication skills to start climbing outside this season, “Transition to Outdoor Climbing” may be for you. We will cover the basics of building anchors on bolts, most relevant for rock climbing in the area, but also transferable to ice or traditional climbing. Even if you are new to climbing or hesitant about the outdoor risks, these skills don’t require you to lead or climb hard grades. Belay experience is highly recommended. Beginning with the basics of materials, strengths, forces and falls, and principles of a trustworthy anchor, you will learn to build simple anchors at the top of a climb. Then you will learn about basic rope management, communication, and “cleaning” a climb when you are finished, using an extended rappel. Format for the night will be an interactive ‘classroom’ presentation followed by hands on anchor building and rappelling off bolts in the gym. This small and friendly clinic will be taught by Petra guide, Joscie; all questions and curiosities, big or small, are encouraged.
Date & Time
March 26th 6-9pm @ Petra Cliffs