SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 & SUNDAY, AUGUST 27

Half Day Morning (10am-1pm) & Half Day Afternoon (2pm-5pm)

MULTI-PITCH TRANSITIONS & EFFICIENCY

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 12

You’ve spent a lot of time climbing at single pitch crags. You now want to go higher and further. Or maybe you’ve been stacking pitches but find the transitions from one to the next confusing or frustrating. Stance/rope management, equipment use, and belaying techniques all contribute to our multi-pitch transitions and efficiency. The more efficient we are, the more enjoyable our climbing can be, and the more pitches we can fit in. This clinic focuses on tips and tricks to help take your climbing further with more fun!

ANCHORS FOR CLIMBING

Clinic Level = ALL / Max Enrollment = 12

Bomber, solid, trucker….all terms you might hear people say when referring to their climbing anchor. What does it mean? How do you build a solid anchor for climbing? This clinic discusses fundamental points in climbing anchor construction and applies them to different environments. Learn how to build climbing anchors in a fixed (bolts, etc.), natural (trees, rocks, etc.) and traditional (passive, active, etc.) setting.

ROPE TECHNIQUES FOR ALPINE TERRAIN

Clinic Level = ALL / Max Enrollment = 12

Movement through 4th and 5th class terrain can sometimes be intimidating and underestimated. Should you pull out the rope and pitch it out on the up, or setup a rappel on the down? Is there a more efficient way to utilize the climbing rope in this more moderate terrain that provides increased security and efficiency for your climbing team? This clinic discusses the concepts of shortroping, shortpitching, simul-climbing, and proper rope use and selection. Participants will learn how to manage a climbing rope using kiwi coils, terrain belays, and other associated techniques. Efficient travel through lower grade rock terrain while maintaining climber security will be the primary focus.

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR PLAQUETTE

Clinic Level = ALL / Max Enrollment = 12

Black Diamond ATC Guide, Petzl Reverso, CAMP Piu 2...these devices can be oh-so useful and multi-functional, but is your plaquette living up to its full potential? This clinic will focus on the use and functionality of these devices with demonstrations and hands-on practice. Top rope belaying in low or high friction, belaying a second climber from an anchor, rappelling, ascending a rope, releasing a plaquette under load, and hauling are among topics that will be covered in this clinic.