Outdoor Climbing Classes
Offered through Vertical Voyages climbing schools, our outdoor classes have something for everyone! Owner Jon Richard, will push your climbing to the limit with his informative, yet fun classes.
Climbing outside is a great way to spend time outdoors with friends. With the explosion of climbing gyms that have opened across the United States we now have many climbers that have never had the opportunity to climbed outside. Although there are many similarities, outside climbing has inherent risks that must be accepted and understood. This course is for climbers who learned to climb in the gym that want to develop outdoor skills.
In this course you will learn:
• Objective "Dangers" every outdoor climber should know
• Cleaning anchors and fixed anchor ethics
• Evaluate fixed protection
• Using runners and quickdraws
• Stick-clipping and spotting
• Protection Ratings and Technical Ratings
• Slab technique
Saturday, May 5, 2013
Investment: $89 gym members, $99 non-members
Warrior's Way 2-Day Trad Camp
This course is specifically targeted toward developing better mental focus for leading trad routes. To accomplish this, we need to develop trust in our gear and jamming ability. We'll develop this trust by falling on gear, moving continuously when jamming, quick and precise gear placement and improving mental focus through application of the Warrior's Way. You'll leave knowing how to take appropriate risks on trad routes with improved mental focus.
Location: Sam's Throne, AR
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Every outdoor climber should take this course!
Do you know who to build a safe climbing anchor? Can you evaluate the integrity of fixed protection such as bolts and pitons? This course will teach you to build anchors that can be used for top-roping or multipitch belays.
Here's what we cover:
•Knots & belay systems for top-roping.
•Top-rope anchor construction techniques
•Evaluating "fixed" & "placed" anchors using the SARENE* acronym
•Use & purchase of equipment.
•Hazard management in the climbing area.
•Practice setting up top-ropes.
SARENE stands for Solid Anchors, Redundancy, Equalization and No Extension.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Investment: $99 gym members, $110 non-members
Location:Cedar Bluff, IL
Intro to Trad (2-Day Course)
This 2-day course introduces climbers to the art of climbing natural (unbolted) single pitch routes. This is the most pure form of climbing. The emphasis is on problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to engage traditionally protected routes. Participants must have sport leading experience and be comfortable on the rock.Course Outline:
• Types of gear (passive and active)
• Proper placement on rock quality evaluation
• Run of the Rope
• Building anchors
• Racking Gear
• Risk Assessment
• Mock Lead Practice
June 1-2, 2013, 2013
Investment: $299 gym members, $329 non-members
Location:Sam's Throne, AR
Space is limited to 4 participants!
please contact Jon Richard with any questions. email@example.com
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