Advanced Anchor Building
$105.00 – $165.00
New for 2019 :: Sliding Scale Course Fees | Women’s Wilderness has created a sliding scale for all its Women’s programs in an effort to keep our courses affordable to a wide range of people. All our pricing scales are significantly below the prices of for-profit companies. The top price represents the actual cost to run the course, and the second two tiers represent scholarships. We set forth no criteria and trust that each individual will pay what they feel is appropriate.
Want to learn how to set up anchors so you and your friends can climb outside? This course will give you the set of skills you need to safely build anchors off of trees, boulders, bolts, and gear.
Anchor building can seem intimidating – for good reason, you are trusting your life on your climbing anchor! Our instructors present all the information you need to know in a systematic, organized and clear way. You will have plenty of hands-on time practicing tying knots, assessing anchors for safety, and placing gear. Our classes are small student to instructor ratios so you will get to ask all the questions you want and get the feedback from experienced climbing instructors!
Become a more independent trad climber with a deeper dive into a key foundation— building solid anchors. This hands-on one day course provides time to practice building anchors in diverse terrain that are multi-directional, redundant, and timely.
Location: Near Boulder or Golden, CO
2019 Dates: May 18 or October 12
Time: 9am – 4pm
Prerequisites: Have completed ‘Intro to Trad Leading’ (or equivalent) course and are ready for more intensive practice with your anchor building skills.
Topics Covered: Principles of building anchors, assessing and using trees, boulders, and other natural features as anchors and building anchors off of them, placing trad gear and building anchors from cams and nuts. Focus is on building TR anchors.
This course is appropriate for: Though there is no actual climbing in this course, participants should have basic familiarity with belaying, tying a figure 8, and have some top-rope or lead climbing experience either indoors or outside.