SoCal Bolted & Natural Climbing Anchors

  • Participants

    Age 14 and up

  • Fitness level: 1


Learn the basics of building rock climbing anchors utilizing fixed bolts and natural features. In this hands-on program you'll learn to confidently identify trustworthy bolts, boulders, and trees that you can use to build top rope climbing anchors. We'll cover climbing gear, all the necessary knots, how to practice good cliff safety techniques, 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, but please bring your own climbing harness if you have one.

Gear provided by REI

  • Carabiners
  • Climbing Harness
  • Group First Aid Kit - Our guides carry a comprehensive first aid kit, but you are welcome to bring any personal first aid-items that you prefer.
  • Climbing Helmet

8 sessions available