If you know the basics of rock climbing then you are ready to start setting up on your own. During this six hour session, your professional climbing instructor will teach you how to set up a top rope on bolts.
There are many bolted anchors in the Denver area and across the country that you can use for rock climbing after learning how to safely achieve this. This course is also a great introduction to more advanced skills like lead climbing.
We will provide a recommended gear list and reading material to prepare you for this session. All information will be sent after booking.
Your course instructor will be in contact about the exact location of your course. This can change based on group size.
The first section of this course is learning the pros, cons, and versatility of the anchor materials. Learn about carabiners, slings, webbing, and cordelette.
Learn how to get to the bolted anchor and safely attach yourself so you can start setting up your top-rope anchor system.
Evaluate the bolts for safety. Make sure the bolts are acceptable to catch a fall and to be an anchoring point.
Learn several anchor setups and the pros/cons of each. Learn to build an anchor with the materials you have available.
After constructing the anchor, descend the rope using AMGA apporoved rappelling techniques.
Learn to remove all anchor equipment and rappel back to the base after a day of climbing.