Bolted Rock Climbing Anchors Class

8:00am1:00pm Pacific Time
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$119 for REI Members

$139 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 1 Relaxed
  • Group size 8 people
  • Instructor REI Guide

A pair of fixed bolts is designed to make setting up a top rope anchor a breeze, and this course will teach you how to be efficient and proficient every time you encounter this type of climbing anchor set up. We'll cover all you need to know to utilize fixed anchor bolts to build an equalized and secure climbing anchor. We'll teach you how to identify trustworthy bolts, how to tie the required knots, and what to look for in a solid and redundant climbing anchor. This class is designed for those with some prior top rope climbing experience who are comfortable belaying others. All anchor building supplies are provided by REI.

  • Learn to identify trustworthy bolts
  • Learn to tie anchor building knots
  • Understand the required elements of a solid and secure climbing anchor
  • This class does not focus on climbing technique and there is no guarantee of time to climb

What to bring with you

Map image of Castle Rock State Park, Saratoga: Robert C. Kirkwood Entrance

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Restrooms and water available; $10 day use parking fee required.