Rock Climbing Anchors: 2-Day Class


$389 for REI Members

$409 for non-members


  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 2 Intermediate
  • Minimum age 14
  • Group size 4 people

Join us for this 2 day hands-on class that focuses on how to build top rope climbing anchors. Our professional climbing instructors will cover a variety of topics including climbing knots, placing traditional climbing gear for anchors, creating and evaluating climbing anchor systems, evaluating climbing bolts, and improving your judgement so you can confidently build climbing anchors. As part of this class, you will have an opportunity to climb on the anchors you construct. This class is designed for new climbers who are transitioning to outdoor climbing, as well as experienced climbers looking to improve anchor building skills. Prerequisite: Competency with putting on a harness, belaying, and tying a figure eight retrace.

  • To learn climbing gear, knots, and its proper use in anchoring
  • learn about and place different types of artificial protection
  • learn to evaluate macro and micro rock quality
  • learn top rope climbing anchor systems

What to bring with you


This is a 2 day class. Each daily session will start at 8:00am and conclude at 4:00pm.

Map image of Castle Rock: Castlewood Canyon State Park-West Entrance

More directions and information

Please note that this location has a daily state park entrance fee. Take I-25 to Castle Rock, exit 184 onto Founders Parkway eastbound. Continue to Hwy 86, go east on Hwy 86 four miles towards Franktown. Turn South onto Castlewood Canyon Road and go 2.8 miles to the Park Entrance. Park in the 2nd parking area on the left. If you have any questions or issues, please contact us @ 720-608-4198, or