Technical Difficulty (Class):
 Click on rating

Prerequisite Skills:
 Click on rating

Physical Condition:
 Click on rating

Class Size: 3-6

Rock shoes, harness and helmet.

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

Intro To Rock Climbing   Step 1
Donner Pass

If you have never climbed before, just tried it in the climbing gym or it's been a while and you need a refresher, this first course is where to begin. Besides learning about your harness and rock shoes, you'll learn necessary basic knots, belaying, lowering, rappelling and be introduced to both crack and face climbing technique on superb Donner Pass granite. Come join the fun!

Skills covered will include:
  • Rock shoe, harness and helmet fit and use
  • Harness tie-in with figure eight knot
  • Top rope climbing setup from permanent anchors
  • Belayer/climber commands
  • Belaying and lowering a climber with a standard belay device
  • Climbing techniques for slab, face, jam crack and lie-back
  • Basic rappeling with a safety backup
  • Lead climbing demonstration with placement and removal of protection
  • Introduction to the climbing rating system
  • Leave No Trace practices at climbing areas

Climbing difficulty from 5.0 - 5.7

No previous climbing skills are necessary.

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 22
May 29
June 5
June 12
June 19
June 26
July 3
July 10
July 17
July 24
July 31
August 7
August 14
August 21
August 28
September 4
September 11
September 18

Questions about this course?

Name:  Email:

   Equipment List

   Recommended Reading
   Weather Forecast

   Leave No Trace
   Tech Tips

Check out the recent article, "School of rock", about ASI's introduction of rock climbing program at beautiful Donner Pass...

©2020 Alpine Skills International  
Site Map