Rock Climbing 201

After spending considerable time climbing indoors in Seattle and taking KAF’s outdoor intro courses, it’s time to participate in the intermediate class, Rock Climbing 201.

During this important rock climbing course, you will begin honing your skill-set as a traditional gear climber.

KAF Rock Climbing 201

Rock Climbing 201 is our meat and potatoes course. It’s a must for all climbers who want to progress into a confident, competent climber of all styles of outdoor rock climbing.

We will spend 2 days helping you to refine your techniques and begin developing the necessary knowledge to accurately assess systems and scenarios that you will encounter for the rest of your climbing career.

After completing this course, you will have the necessary skills to participate in our advanced course Traditional Lead Climbing and you will be well on the way to Two Day Mulit-Pitch Climbing.

The Rock Climbing 201 curriculum includes:

  • Comprehensive climbing knots
  • Artificial Gear placement
  • Rope management
  • How to catch a lead fall
  • Cleaning a route
  • Advanced movement & technique
  • Continued natural anchor construction
  • Artificial anchor construction
  • Advanced rappelling techniques
  • Communication
  • Lead belaying (ATC & GRIGRI)
  • Mock leading/lead climbing
  • How and when to fall
  • Picking appropriate routes
  • Down-climbing
  • Proper clipping techniques
  • Mental tips for lead climbing
  • Assessing fixed protection
  • Building top rope anchors

Prerequisites: Outdoor Lead Climbing or comparable abilities

Locations:  Varies based on weather and group desires.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

And to get you really excited by all of the fantastic experiences rock climbing training will prepare you for, take a look at our international rock climbing trips. Once you’re confident with your climb skills, joining us on a climbing holiday to Africa, Thailand, Taiwan, India and Mexico is an opportunity you won’t want to miss out on!

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