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Class size: 3-5

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: $195

Dates 2021:
May 29
June 4
June 18
July 3
July 16
July 30
August 13
September 3
September 11

  • 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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