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June Rock Climbing Training Camp w/SMC

From: Darren S.
Sent on: Friday, May 1, 2015 10:21 AM

ANNOUNCING: June 10th - 15th Sierra Mountaineering Club is holding a 6-day rock climbing training camp and you're invited. All RCK 1 and 2 courses will be offered in sequence, you can take any or all as desired. All gear is included. SMC members only. SMC training courses overview here.

DAY ONE: Introduction to Rock Climbing (RCK 1.1) June 10th - This is our foundational rock climbing training course for beginning climbers. $90, max 12. First-come, first serve. Register here. You will learn:

  • Climbing safety
  • Rock climbing gear, clothing and equipment
  • Knots
  • Fitting harness and shoes
  • Belaying
  • Scrambling
  • Fundamental techniques for crack, face and slab climbing
  • Overarching rock climbing concepts and strategies

DAY TWO: Basic Rock Climbing and Bouldering (RCK 1.2) June 11th - This is our beginning outdoor rock climbing training course with a full day of top rope climbing and bouldering up to 5.8. $90, max 12. First-come, first serve. Register here.You'll get instruction and practice in:

  • Top rope safety
  • Climb footwork
  • Climbing handholds
  • Bouldering
  • Spotting
  • Belaying techniques
  • Communication
  • Lowering
  • Knots
  • Specific coaching on all slab, crack and face climbing techniques while enjoying the safety of a top rope

DAY THREE: Top Rope Rock Climbing and Technique (RCK 1.3) June 12th - is our training course for harder top rope climbing instruction and practice up to 5.10. $90, max 12. First-come, first serve. Register here. You'll:

  • Learn more in-depth face and crack climbing technique
  • Focus on strategies for pushing through harder climbing
  • Be coached through advanced climbing techniques and rappelling
  • Learn how to set up a simple top-rope anchor

DAY FOUR: Rock Climbing Anchors and Protection (RCK 2.1) June 13th - The first step toward lead climbing. Students will learn comprehensive rock climbing protection equipment strategies and anchoring technique. $110, max. 10. First come, first serve. Register here. You'll learn about:

  • Lead climbing gear
  • Natural, artificial and fixed protection
  • Placing protection
  • Assessing gear
  • Cleaning
  • Opposing protection
  • Single point anchors
  • Equalization
  • V-Angle
  • Multi-point anchors
  • Multi-directional anchors
  • Belay anchoring and technique

DAY FIVE: Basic Lead Rock Climbing (RCK 2.2) June 14th - Our beginning outdoor rock lead climbing training course with a full day of mock lead climbing up to 5.8. $110, max. 10. First come, first serve. Register here.From the safety of an established anchor you'll get instruction and practice in:

  • Tying in
  • Flaking rope
  • Racking gear
  • Lead belaying
  • Belaying a second
  • Advanced belaying
  • Placing gear on lead
  • Assessing gear
  • Clipping
  • Resting
  • Bailing
  • Routefinding
  • Strategy

DAY SIX: Sport Lead Rock Climbing (RCK 2.3) June 15th - is a full day of lead climbing instruction and practice in mock and/or sport configuration on either bolts or pre-placed gear up to 5.9. $110, max. 10. First come, first serve.Register here. You'll learn:

  • Racking gear for sport climbing
  • Flaking the rope
  • Strategic clipping
  • Anchor assessment
  • Where and how to rest
  • Bailing
  • Falling on lead
  • Lead belaying
  • Strategy
  • Clipping established anchors
  • Transition to lowering or rappelling.

Please join us for any or all of these dates to jump start your rock climbing season!


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