Anchor Building/Rappelling Course

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Anchor Building/Rappelling Course

from 231.00

Price Includes Tax
The largest proportion of climbing accidents happen while rappelling. Let us teach you how tobuild a variety of anchors and rappel safely.

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Solid anchor building skills are a must for any climber at any level. Whether climbing or rappelling it is crucial to be able to create and asses a well balanced anchor point using a variety of different methods and equipment. Participants will gain theoretical and practical knowledge of safe, effective, and timely anchor-craft. Gear (traditional), bolt (sport) and natural protection (trees, rocks) anchors will all be covered in this course. Also included in this course: participants will learn how to safely rappel using a variety methods and devices.

Course Content

  • Anatomy of an anchor

  • Assessing and selecting anchor points

  • Load distribution/Vector forces/Equalization methods 

  • Anchor knots

  • Anchor redundancy

  • Anchor assessment

  • Cliff-top safety

  • Anchor rigging from above (using a tether/set-up rope)

  • Belayed rappel (guide will have you on a backup line)

  • Pre-rigged rappel (guide will be below you holding a backup line)

  • Extended rappel (backup device on your harness)

  • Leg-loop auto-block rappel (backup device on your harness)

Course Includes

  • Instruction by a certified PCGI Single Pitch Climbing Guide
  • 1:4 Maximum guide to participant ratio
  • Price Includes Tax
     

Pre-requisites

  • Experience placing gear is a strong asset for this course, but not a requirement
  • No pre-requisite for climbing ability (doesn’t matter if you can climb 5.1 or 5.14).

Required equipment

  • Helmet (available for rent if needed)

  • Harness (available for rent if needed)

  • ATC + locking carabiner

  • 4 additional locking carabiners

  • 2 non-locking carabiners

  • 1m of 5mm static cord for prusik or Hollo-block cord (available for purchase from instructor if needed)

  • 7m of 7mm or 8mm static cord (available for purchase from instructor if needed)

  • 2x Double shoulder length sling (120cm)

  • 1x Quad length sling (240mm) OR 5m tubular webbing

  • Appropriate clothing for the weather

  • Comfortable hiking/approach shoes

  • Water

Course Does not Included

  • Snacks, lunch
  • Park Entrance fees (where applicable)