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Specifically for teens ages 12 - 18, two instructors allows for great flexibility to cater to the differing experience levels and goals of each participant.

This excellent five-day program lays the foundation for a lifetime of safe outdoor rockclimbing. The goal is to create an independent outdoor climber in a single week and the course is best suited to those who have become comfortable climbing indoors or have a small amount of outdoor experience. A guided multi pitch ascent on the Chief is one of the highlights of the week.

The course begins with an introduction to crag safety and, over the course of the week, the following topics will be introduced:

  • Knots for rock climbing.
  • Belay techniques (top-rope, lead and top-down).
  • Top-rope anchor construction (bolts, trees and multi-point).
  • Movement skills (crack, slab and face).
  • Rappelling.
  • Sport climbing techniques for leading on bolts.
  • Traditional protection placement, evaluation and removal.
  • Anchor construction with traditional protection.
  • Lead climbing strategy for traditional crack climbs.
  • Retreating from a climb that proves to be too difficult.
  • Basic self rescue techniques.

The ongoing coaching and feedback from the guide during this five-day program provides a learning experience second to none.


5 $700.00 10:2

Dates for 2012


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*HST not included in above price.


[Photo of rappeller on Monkey Face, Smith Rock.]
Climbing the classic multi pitch Banana Peel.
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