Rock Climbing Anchors Class - Natural & Fixed Protection - Level 1

9:00am3:00pm

$110 for REI Members

$130 for non-members

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Overview

  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 13
  • Group size 6 people
  • Instructor REI AMGA Certified Climbing Instructor

Learn the basics of building climbing anchor systems. We will cover climbing gear, knots, evaluation and use of natural and fixed protection, and equalizing the forces on the anchor. Traditional climbing gear use is covered in Artificial Climbing Anchors. This is a hands on program where you will build climbing anchors. Although this outing will focus on construction and assessment of anchors and not on climbing movement, it is designed for participants with climbing and belaying experience.

  • Learn how to identify and build effective, solid climbing anchors
  • Learn about a variety of anchors, both natural and fixed
  • Learn how to place removable anchors
  • Learn about common gear used to build climbing anchors and how it can be used in a variety of different environments

What to bring with you

Map image of College Rock Park

More directions and information

"College Rock was the favorite haunt of a few hard men who successfully kept it a secret for years during the 1970s--until the publication of the first edition of Boston Rocks. A favorite of a new generation, it is one of the best crags around" (from Boston Rocks! 2nd ed.)