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Class size: 3-6

Operating on a non-discriminating basis under Special Use Permit, Tahoe National Forest.


Rock Anchoring Clinic    Step 4
Donner Pass

This course studies, evaluates and practices setting up both natural and artificial climbing anchors. We'll study how to safely evaluate the anchor site, placement of wedge-shaped nuts and mechanical camming devices along with appropriate methods of equalization to form a master point.

We will compare strategies for multi-point anchors for top-roped climbing as well as setting up anchors for lead-through multi-pitch climbing.

Skills covered will include:
  • Understanding redundancy to build safe anchors
  • Top rope natural and artificial anchors
  • Safety near the edge
  • Throwing a rope to the ground
  • Placing and removing Stoppers and camming units
  • Self-equalizing and pre-equalized anchors
  • Top belay station management
  • Belaying with redirect vs. direct belays
  • Anchoring a retrievable rappel
  • Rappel backups
  • Rope care and coiling
REGISTER EARLY >>> Please call the office during business hours (M-F 1-5pm) to confirm your place on a course
Cost: $155

Dates:
May 17, 2014  (Sat)
May 31, 2014  (Sat)
June 28, 2014  (Sat)
July 19, 2014  (Sat)
July 26, 2014  (Sat)
Aug 16, 2014  (Sat)
Sept 6, 2014  (Sat)
Sept 13, 2014  (Sat)




Prerequisites
  • Harness tie-in with figure eight knot
  • Basic belaying - holding a fall, lowering with a standard belay device
  • Climbing 5.6 on a top-rope
  • Basic rappel (optional)


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