This is an advanced climbing class. Even if you don’t plan on leading, you will learn much about the dynamics of climbing, and it will make you a safer climber. Protecting a climb is a different skill from climbing itself. We will talk about the dynamics of lead falls, how to prepare for a climb, the differences between single-pitch and multi-pitch, and the differences between clipping bolts and placing natural pro. There will be no “true” lead climbs during the class, but we will provide simulated leading exercises.
AMC Membership and a registration fee of $95 required. You must register for the class on the AMC website at http://arizonamountaineeringclub.org/?page_id=262
Tue Lecture, slide show: introduction, the lead fall, equipment
Wed Lecture: equipment, the process and techniques of leading
Thu Lecture: multi-pitch techniques, the descent, leader rescue, aid climbing
Sat Hands-on practice: pro placement (Prescott)
Sun Hands-on practice: leading - sport & trad (Prescott)
Sept 10 Tuesday 6:30 pm–9:30 pm *Chateau de Vie 5 Clubhouse
Sept 11 Wednesday 6:30 pm–9:30 pm Chateau de Vie 5 Clubhouse
Sept 12 Thursday 6:30 pm–9:30 pm Chateau de Vie 5 Clubhouse
Sept 14 Saturday 7:00 am–5:00 pm Prescott (directions in syllabus)
Sept 15 Sunday 9:00 am–5:00 pm Prescott (directions in syllabus)
*Address for the Chateau de Vie 5 Clubhouse: 5900 N 83rd St. , Scottsdale AZ
Directions: From McDonald Rd East of Hayden Rd and West of Granite Reef, turn south on 83rd St. Take the 2nd right into the parking lot. The Clubhouse is the only free standing building in the complex.