Announcing a new Meetup for Chicago Rock Climbing MeetUP!What
: Rock Climbing 101 @ Red River GorgeWhen
: Saturday & Sunday, October 16-17,[masked]:00 AMWhere
: Miguels Pizza
1890 Natural Bridge Rd
Slade, KY 40376
[masked]Two-day Rock Climbing 101 course.
This is hands down the most popular course offered by Fox Mountain Guides! The two-day course is ideal for people wanting to learn the foundational skills to set up top ropes and begin climbing rock by themselves. This course teaches the solid set of skills needed to get out and start rock climbing and is a mix of ground school lessons along with lots of actual rock climbing!
We cover everything from climbing movement and correct belaying techniques to creating top rope set ups and anchors to climbing equipment selection, use and storage. This course is also a great foundation for participants who which to move onto our more in-depth Rock Climbing 201 and specialized intermediate level courses such as the Single Pitch Rescue and Lead Climbing courses.Topics Covered:
* Knots and rope work skills
* Belaying in a top rope setting and also a lead climber
* Communication and terminology
* Climbing equipment. Showing you what you need, what you don't need as well as storage and correct use
* Setting up top rope/single pitch climbs using trees, boulders and bolt components for anchors (no gear placements, see Rock Climbing 201 Course
for advanced anchors with cams, stoppers, etc.)
* Understanding guide books, climbing ?topos? and deciphering climbing grades
* Climbing history, ethics and Leave no Trace wilderness skills
* Debunking common climbing myths
* Lots of Climbing!Click here to register.
Investment is $250 with at least 4 participants. Maximum of 6. (Note that RSVPs on this website may not be an accurate reflection of participation.)Meet at Miguel's Pizza at 9:00 a.m. EST. (8:00 CST)
If you register for this Rock 101 Course, then you are invited to take part in the Open Enrollment Climbing Day on Friday October 15 for free
! (Please RSVP.)
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/chicago-climbing-meetup/calendar/14245336/