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Introduction to Top Rope Set-up & Rock Climbing Class

Date and Time

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Location

To Be Determined in CT; Leader will confirm.,
Connecticut, West of River,
CT

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

Learn to rock climb using safe set up and climbing on a top rope! This one-day course is intended for gym climbers with a modest amount of belay and climbing experience who want to make the transition to outdoor rock climbing. Course topics will include: •Crag etiquette and minimizing impacts •Review: belay standard, communications, safety checks, gear basics (helmets) •Rock assessment and rock hazards; other outdoor climbing hazards •Static vs dynamic ropes (sizes and protecting rope from rock abrasion) •Knots: figure 8 follow-through, bowline, double bowline, BHK, double fisherman's, prusik, clove hitch •Redundancy: at the anchor and master point •Locating a climb and climber edge protection during set-up •Natural vs. bolted anchors Upon completion, participants should have the necessary skills to begin top-rope climbing outdoors with a partner of equal or greater ability. Participants must bring their own climbing harness, helmet, and shoes; and belay device and locking carabiner. Minimum of 2 and Maximum of 8 participants.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $50 member / $75 non-member
*Use of club climbing and static ropes, and carabiners. No refund if participant cancels within 2 weeks of the class date.

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Top Rope

Activities

Climbing/Mountaineering
Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

Connecticut

Status

Cancelled

Difficulty

Intermediate

Audience

Adults (18+)


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