Climbing Classes

Instruction for All Levels

Beginner Rock Climbing

This class will teach you the skills required to get out and climb! Tying a figure 8 knot, belaying with precision, getting comfortable with the gear, and basic climbing movement will be covered in our highly efficient beginner course.  Get in touch to get into the next available group class or book your own group to have the individual attention you need.

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Intro to Outdoor Climbing

Rock climbing outdoors is an amazing experience! You think you want to try it? Or you’ve already been a few times, tagging along with more experienced partners, but you aren’t confident about your own skills? Outdoor Sport Climbing 101 will help you develop the skills needed to start sport climbing outdoors.

This clinic will include instruction and practice on the ground and skills demonstration and practice on the rock on single-pitch, bolted sport climbs. There will be opportunity to top-rope and lead climb (for those who are interested). See Trip for info, dates, and course details.

Prerequisite: experience top-rope and/or lead belaying.

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Intro to Trad Climbing

Cracks, cams and jams! Do you want to climb in places like Indian Creek, Yosemite or the Gunks? 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). See Trip for info, dates, and course details.

Prerequisite: experience belaying. Preferred: Outdoor climbing 101 clinic (or equivalent experience).

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Multi-pitch Climbing 

Get ready for a new adventure in climbing! Are you new to multi-pitch climbing? Or would you like to develop your skills as a partner/leader in a multi-pitch setting?

This introduction to multi-pitch climbing will help you develop the skills to get up and down a multi-pitch route as efficiently and safely as possible including skills instruction and practice on the ground, then we will transition into a vertical (1-3 pitch) setting.

Prerequisite: Outdoor climbing 101 clinic (or equivalent experience)

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Self Rescue

When your partner gets injured, you rappelled past the anchor, or the terrain is simply too hard, having a handful of tricks up your sleeve could make the difference between having a small misadventure or having to call for a rescue. In this clinic, you will learn and practice the skills to get you and your climbing partner to safety when your multi-pitch doesn’t go as planned.

This is a skills intensive course and will be focused on developing proficiency with techniques on the ground, then transferring them into a vertical (single-pitch setting). Note: the course involves ground school and hanging in your harness working on skills and includes very little rock climbing!

This in an intermediate/advanced level clinic. Prerequisites: Intro to Multi-pitch clinic, plus personal multi-pitch experience (sport or trad) OR multi-pitch experience, including the ability to build an equalized anchor, belay from above and set-up a rappel without coaching.

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Yoga & Climbing Retreat

A full weekend of fun, yoga, camping, and climbing!  Learn from our full staff of guides who have been in the climbing world for decades with experience in sport climbing, bouldering, alpine, multi-pitch, and/or big-wall climbing.  Take a deep breath during our morning yoga sessions which will help prepare you for a full day of climbing, followed by drinks around the campfire. Should be a weekend to remember! All skill levels welcome; We split the groups into similar interest/ability levels and aim to climb around 6 hours each day!

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