The objective of the Gear & Anchor Class is to prepare you to set up your own climbing anchors when you go climbing with your friends.
Richard Bothwell, CFO (Chief Fun Officer), Program Director and Owner of Outdoor Adventure Club, will be teaching this all day, hands-on class, and you'll learn/review knots, learn to place gear, identify safe anchors and learn how to bring it all together to build top rope anchors in just about any situation. Climbers of all experience levels will benefit from this class.
* One day "condensed" version of full 2 day self-rescue class will be held the following day if you're interested in learning more technical skills.
The class is all day (9-5 or so). We'll be squeezing in as much information as possible, and working on applying the skills taught in realistic scenarios. It's entirely likely that we'll extend the class an hour or so to make sure you get plenty of time to learn, practice, and ask questions.
Dates: February 11 Saturday at Cragmont in Berkeley
Cost: $60 per person
The class is being offered and taught by the guides of the Outdoor Adventure Club.
1. To register for the class you need to RSVP here, then pay for the class on the Outdoor Adventure Club website. You are not confirmed in the class until you make payment arrangements on the OAC site.
Click here for a link to the page on the OAC site and make payment
2. the minimum number of attendees is 3 people for this class to take place
3. the maximum number of attendees is 8 for one instructor and 16 for 2 instructors. Thus when waiting list becomes long, the class may open for more attendee, depending on availability of instructors.
If you have any questions about the class, please contact Richard through the meetup or via email at [masked]
What to bring:
* Your climbing gear- The class is all day, but sometimes there is time to get a climb in. Feel free to bring your own anchoring gear, but don't feel obligated. We'll have everything you need to build all the anchors during the class.
* Layers of clothing
* A desire to learn and be an active participant.
Note: Climbing is serious & dangerous so if you choose to attend climb at your own risk. GYCO or meetup.com (or myself) is not liable or responsible for any injuries you may incur.