Rock Climbing Anchors- Get Beyond the Basics

Hey Mountaineers,

This is an awesome class to really understand how the whole anchoring thing works. I highly recommend it for folks who are looking to set up their own topropes and want to know how to do it safely (obviously hyper critical to do it right)!

The Anchors Beyond the Basics class is designed for climbers who want to utilize climbing on top rope routes. The class will increase your knowledge of safety systems, as well as climbing technique. Participants will learn how to build an anchor for top rope climbs.
In this course you will learn:

Advanced climbing knot
Building top rope anchors (using American Mountain Guides Association standards)
Equalizing anchors
Dynamics involved in top rope anchors

Meetup price $79 per person down from $139 retail

Learn the fundamentals of setting up a top rope anchor

Learn about the dynamics of rock climbing anchors

Taught by AMGA certified Single Pitch Instructor

What to expect

Moderate hiking

Hands on instruction

Interactive learning environment
Enjoy some of the most pristine nature in the Santa Cruz Mountains
The meeting of outdoor lovers, just like you!

We provide
Treks and Tracks provides all climbing equipment including:
Climbing shoes


Ropes, belay devices

You bring
Comfortable and weather appropriate clothing
Lunch and/or snack
1-2 liters of water
Sun protection
A day pack
Sturdy walking shoes or boots

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  • Scott R.

    Anyone driving from SF? I think I will actually be there Saturday night so I would only need a ride back

    December 10, 2013

  • Tessa

    ok see you Sunday, I have helmet, harness, shoes, belay device thats all thanks!

    December 9, 2013

  • Tessa

    How many RSVPs are needed for the event?

    December 9, 2013

    • Jakob L.

      We run the class with a minimum of 2 people, we already have 2 folks attending outside of this meetup, so we will definitely run the class. Hope you can make it!

      December 9, 2013

  • Tessa

    Thanks Jakob! I am very interested in this now. I had to change my RSVP tentatively bc of scheduling but may very well sign up hopefully in fair time before the weekend

    December 9, 2013

  • Jakob L.

    Hi Tessa,
    To answer your question there is not a certification you get with this class, however the AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) does certify instructors to teach this material. This class will be taught by one such instructor who will be teaching along the AMGA curriculum and there will be plenty of chances to pick his brain. To answer the second part of your question, this is a hands on class, so you will not only get to see a bolted anchor but you will build an anchor and have it evaluated by your instructor. Hope this answers your questions.

    December 8, 2013

  • Tessa

    Hi - is there an organization that offers certificates in completing these anchoring basica or is this fairly standard method of learning for most? Also, will we get to see an example of a "set"/"pre-set" bolted anchor ? Thank you!

    December 8, 2013

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