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This introductory class is designed to be a first outdoor climbing experience for all ages and abilities. Learn the basics of rock climbing including climbing technique, rappelling and belaying. Our AMGA certified guides will ensure guests walk away with a new understanding of climbing gear, communication skills and Leave No Trace climbing ethics.
Intro to Trad Climbing
This class will teach the most up to date trad leading skills. Our curriculum focuses on gear placements, anchoring and belay techniques. Students will have a chance to place gear and receive feedback from our AMGA certified guides. Other skills including advanced rappelling and crack climbing technique will also be introduced.
Gym to Crag
If you’re a regular at the local climbing gym but want to make the leap into outdoor climbing this is the class for you! Our AMGA certified guides will cover the necessary skills to get out on your own outdoors including how to safely rig outdoor top ropes, how to lead bolted sport climbs and rappelling. Outdoor climbing ethics will also be covered such as climbing specific Leave No Trace practices.
Lead and Multi-Pitch
So you have a trad rack, maybe you’ve even lead a few outdoor trad climbs? Now you and your climbing partner want to venture into bigger outdoor climbs, this is the class for you! Our AMGA certified guides will help you develop the necessary skills to tackle bigger objectives. Learn how to make efficient transitions in multi-pitch terrain as well as the skills to get back down safely.
We start out with reviewing the principles of sound traditional gear placements. The goal of the course is to have participants building their own strong and secure anchors by the end of the course. Lessons are customized to your level or experience so you can retain as much knowledge as possible.
Big Wall and Aid
Learn the skills to climb big walls on your own. This class is suggested in a two day format because there is too many skills to cover in one day. We cover aid climbing techniques, jumaring techniques including lower outs, and hauling techniques. Our guides are big wall veterans, with resumes including big walls in Patagonia, one day ascents of El Capitan, and Half Dome.
Everyday Self Rescue
This course is for the climber who is starting to get out on their own either in single pitch or multi-pitch terrain. We focus on the most likely rescue scenarios that occur in climbing and how to effectively mitigate those situations. Some topics covered are: Lost belay devices, ropes not reaching rappel stations, retrieving stuck ropes.
We teach our classes in the following climbing areas:
Lee Vining, June Lake, Mammoth Lakes, Bishop and Lone Pine. Location of the class will vary depending on weather and participants.
Classes are $200 with three or more participants. We do our best to fill the classes but in the case of less than three people prices are $275 per person with two participants, and $500 for a private one on one class.
Climbing shoes, harness, helmet, and belay devices are included in the price. If you have your own equipment please come prepared with harness, helmet, ATC style belay device, comfortable climbing shoes, a small backpack that will fit shoes and your water and food for the day.
Most classes take between 6-8 hours so be prepared to be out for the day. Weather can very from cold and windy to extremely hot day to day so pack accordingly.