Want to learn traditional climbing? A one day clinic with an AMGA certified guide is a great place to start.
In the past year, about a dozen Louisville Rock Climbing Meetup members have used Torrent Falls guide service for sport, trad and multipitch clinics. We were very pleased with their services. Torrent is offering some very reasonably priced clinics. If you want to learn active and passive placement, anchor building, and knot tying, I highly recommend a course such as this one. (Some outdoor lead climbing experience is recommended.)
The clinics are group classes meaning there will be others participating in this activity with you. This group class allows pricing at $80 per person for a full day. (Normally a full day private guided class for 1 person would be $170). These Guided Rock Climbing Clinics are geared for individuals who want to rock climb safely. It is a course that is targeted to people that have little experience but want to learn and also to those that have been climbing a few years but want to better their skills.
NOTE: CLICKING "RSVP" ON THIS MEETUP DOES NOT REGISTER YOU WITH THE GUIDE. THIS CLINIC IS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY GUIDE SERVICE. PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER WITH TORRENT FALLS TO RESERVE A SPOT.
Reservations are required. Reservations will need a 50% non-refundable deposit to reserve the instructor.
REGISTER AT: http://torrentfalls.com/rockclimbing/clinics/
Safety is our #1 concern, but there is risk with any high adventure activity.
We take trips out Rain or Shine!
Recommended for people that want to learn how to rock climb safely. Great for people that have minimal skills/knowledge. Also highly recommended for those that have been climbing for a few years. Clinics are a great way to learn more efficiency and how to best apply skills you already know.
Often times, our clients will participate in the climbing clinics first to get a good introduction for a great price and then book a private trip to better hone in on new skills learned or to get more specific questions answered.
This is a class to teach you how to climb safely on your own, there is no certification given upon completion of this course.
Although recommended for adults, as young as 6 years of age can participate.
Clinic starts at 9 am and lasts between 6-8 hours. Please meet at the Torrent Falls main facility at 8:30 am.
For a detailed list of what to bring, please see What To Bring under Plan Your Trip.
Food/Snacks/Water is not provided, so make sure you bring your own!
All climbing gear is provided but if you have your own you are welcome to use it. The following items are provided but if you have your own you may bring…Climbing harness, Climbing shoes, Climbing helmet, Belay device, locking carabiners, Sport/Trad gear, 4-5mm 3 ft Cordelette, 6-7mm approx 18ft Cordelette
***Please note, in certain circumstances you may not be allowed to use your own equipment.
Gratuity for our guides is not included in the pricing. Management recommends tipping your instructors 10-20%