2 day Trad climbing Clinic at Pinnacles

Wanna get dialed on placing pro and trad climbing? This might be the perfect program for you!

This two-day program teaches you the skills necessary to climb long routes that require multiple rope lengths and traditional climbing gear to ascend. This type of terrain is the ultimate exposure for any rock climber!

Meetup special is $199 (retail is $259)

To confirm your spot please Cick Here to submit a payment via paypal. 

AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) certified instructors take you through both teaching setting protection and evaluating your work . We teach the class to the most up to date standards set for the by the AMGA, which is an internationally certified body setting the highest industry standards of guiding and protocols for mountain guiding. This means all the materials taught are up to date with cutting edge knowledge about the proper protocols and materials for teaching our programs.

The hands on class builds your foundation for becoming a confident traditional rock climber with the ability to climb on multi-pitch routes.

You will learn how to:

Tie advanced climbing knots and apply them in appropriate situations- specifically the clove hitch, the figure eight, the bowline and the munther hitch.

Build anchors using removable protection- specifically evaluating your terrain and assessing the safety for any 3 piece rock climbing anchor.

Manage your system for multi-pitch trad climbing- how to smoothly transition from one belay station to the next.

Place removable protection as a lead climber- evaluating what pieces of protection to use, how to space your protection and ensure that you have enough pieces left for your whole climb.

What to expect

Moderate hiking
Intensive instruction by our certified AMGA Single Pitch Instructors 
Mock lead climbs (always protected with a top rope)
Placing traditional climbing equipment

We provide

Treks and Tracks provides all climbing equipment including: 

Climbing shoes, helmets, harness

Ropes, belay devices

Traditional climbing equipment

You bring

Comfortable and weather appropriate clothing
Traditional climbing equipment 
Lunch, 1-2 liters of water
Sun protection
A day pack 
Sturdy walking shoes or boots 


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  • Jakob L.

    Dear Climbers,

    Unfortunately the weather has increased, with an 80% chance prediction of rain during the weekend. Because of this guarantee, we have to cancel the class.

    Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    March 28, 2014

  • Luke W.

    This sounds awesome. Any chance of transportation from the Bay Area? What about camping? Is a group reservation being considered?

    March 4, 2014

    • Jakob L.

      Hey Luke, there are a few other people attending the class, I can put you in touch with them regarding transportation. A group cam is tough to organize as people like to make their own lodging arrangements, but I definitely recommend camping. Hope you can make it out!

      March 14, 2014

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