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Climber's Gear and Anchor Class

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.


Registration instructions:
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.
* lunch
* Sunscreen
* 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.

Questions? Suggestions?

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  • Benjamin

    Are you going to be holding another class like this again in the near future? I'm getting back into outdoor climbing and need some refreshers on setting anchors and safety gear.

    1 · February 17, 2012

  • Arturo

    Extremely informative and worth every penny. Instructor was vastly educated in many forms of outdoor activity, and had a fun, easy teaching style. Would definitely take classes ran by him in the future!

    February 12, 2012

  • Terrie

    Came away with an anchoring toolkit and a bag of pro-placing tricks. Richard's engaging style made the 8+ hours of cold and damp totally tolerable. Our small, enthusiastic group worked together to reinforce the learning, by verbally constructing and manually building a variety of climbing anchors. Overall: Primo class!

    February 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    An excellent class! I learned so much. Thanks Richard!

    February 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok, yes, I'm in!

    February 10, 2012

  • Terrie

    February 10, 2012

  • Richard B.

    Hey Julia, I just checked the forecast, and didn't see rain tomorrow. If it does rain, it's possible to teach the class at Cragmont, though. We won't be spending time "on the rock". We'll be working on learning the skills and concepts to build anchors. I think it will be dry, but either way we'll be able to have a great class.

    February 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does rain cancel?

    February 10, 2012

  • Arturo

    just RSVP'd and paid. in terms of gear, all I have is shoes, harness, ATC, locking carabiner, and chalk bag. is this sufficient? also, I have never been to Cragmont in Berkeley. can you please explain the area in Cragmont where we'll be meeting? thank you!

    February 8, 2012

  • Richard B.

    Hey Ben,
    This class is a great way to learn how to set up climbs using sound, modern anchoring techniques. If you want to learn how to set up the ropes, it's a great idea.
    This is not a day of outdoor climbing. If that's what you're looking for, you should check out another trip.
    We (the Outdoor Adventure Club) provide all the gear necessary for this class, so you'd be all set. Let me know if you have any other questions

    January 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've only climbed indoors and I only have harness/shoes/atc, is this class a good starting point for going outdoors?

    January 5, 2012

  • Richard B.

    I'm fired up to teach this class. Let me know if you have any questions if you're thinking of attending.

    January 4, 2012

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