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

10:00am4:00pm
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$90 for REI Members

$110 for non-members

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Overview

  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Minimum age 13
  • Group size 6 people

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 Lewis Morris County Park - Morristown, NJ

More directions and information

Mass transit: Take the Morristown Line from Penn Station or Hoboken to Morristown. There is a taxi stand outside the train station. Take the taxi to Lewis Morris County Park at 270 Mendham Rd. Driving details: After Turning in to the Park, pass two parking lots on left, take right onto Sunrise Lake Rd. drive down to the parking lots above the bath house. Meet there by kiosk.