Flash Foxy: Intro to Trad Climbing

US350 per person

Next Trip: May 9th-10th | Trip Details:
Cracks, cams and jams! Do you want to climb in places like Indian Creek, Yosemite or the Gunks? Maybe your local crag has some beautiful crack you’ve been eyeing. Or you want to go climbing in the mountains. With trad climbing, the possibilities are endless. But it may seem daunting to start: There’s so much gear to choose from! Does it work? And how do you even climb a crack?! This Intro to Trad clinic is designed to be an accessible place to start or to improve your skills. Location: Bishop, CA


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    Bishop, CA
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Tour Plan and Info
Cracks, cams and jams! Do you want to climb in places like Indian Creek, Yosemite or the Gunks? Maybe your local crag has some beautiful crack you’ve been eyeing. Or you want to go climbing in the mountains. With trad climbing, the possibilities are endless. But it may seem daunting to start: There’s so much gear to choose from! Does it work? And how do you even climb a crack?! This Intro to Trad clinic is designed to be an accessible place to start or to improve your skills. This clinic will include instruction and practice on the ground and skills demonstration and practice on the rock on single-pitch crack/traditionally protected climbs. There will be top-rope climbing and the opportunity to lead climb is possible (for those who are interested and placing consistently solid protection). We will cover the following skills: • Trad (traditional) gear: what it is and how to use it • Assessing rock quality • Building trad anchors • Crack climbing technique • Leading and “mock” leading (lead climbing with an additional top-rope) on trad gear Prerequisite: experience belaying. Preferred: Outdoor climbing 101 clinic (or equivalent experience).

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