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Rock climbing training - Aug. to Sept. sequence

From: Darren S.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 5:09 PM

Starting this Saturday Aug. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 13th the club has all 10 day rock climbing training courses available in sequence, all on weekends near Tahoe. Rock rescue (RCK 3.4) is now available! All have open spots and first-come, first-serve registration is happening right now:

These courses are built and offered for you as members to meet each other, become more proficient and confident and have a good time. Each training and climbing event you attend will be automatically reflected on your member profile and help you better qualify for climbing events and expeditions. This is a great time of year to do this!

  • All gear is provided and done in a day
  • Courses can be taken in any order
  • Taught by experienced SMC Event Leaders
  • All registration is first come, first-serve
  • For paid members only. Become a member - only $60/year or $10/month!


Rock Climbing Level One - Safety, Basics and Technique

  • RCK 1.1 Introduction to Rock Climbing AUGUST 15th - Full day of orientation including safety, gear, and face, crack and slab climbing technique. $80, max 12.
  • RCK 1.2 Basic Rock Climbing and Bouldering AUGUST 16TH - Top rope climbing and fun bouldering with instruction and practice up to 5.8. $80, max 12.
  • RCK 1.3 Top Rope Rock Climbing Anchors and Technique AUGUST 22ND - Harder top rope climbing instruction and top rope anchor instruction and practice. $80, max 12.


Rock Climbing Level Two - Protection, Anchors and Beginning Lead Climbing

  • RCK 2.1 Rock Climbing Protection and Anchors AUGUST 23RD - Comprehensive protection and anchors. $100, max 10.
  • RCK 2.2 Basic Lead Rock Climbing AUGUST 29TH - Mock lead climbing up to 5.8. $100, max 10.
  • RCK 2.3 Trad Sport Lead Rock Climbing AUGUST 30TH - Lead climbing in "trad sport" configuration on either pre-placed trad gear or bolts. $100, max 10.


Rock Climbing Level Three - Lead Climbing, Multi-Pitch and Alpine Climbing

  • RCK 3.1 Traditional Lead Rock Climbing SEPTEMBER 5TH - Single pitch, from-the-ground-up trad lead climbing instruction and practice on moderate routes. $120, max 8
  • RCK 3.2 Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing SEPTEMBER 6TH -  Instruction and practice in lead climbing in micro-pitches for efficiency and safety. $120, max 8
  • RCK 3.3 Alpine Rock Climbing SEPTEMBER 12TH -  Instruction and practice in multi-pitch lead climbing in an alpine setting, including all the variables. $120, max 8
  • RCK 3.4 Rock Climbing Rescue SEPTEMBER 13TH - Comprehensive instruction and practice in confident problem solving when things go wrong on the climb. $120, max 8.


Click here to see more details on the SMC training courses and programs. Click here to see the NEW SMC MEMBER HANDBOOK, a great resource for everyone. All courses will better qualify you for events with the club, like this one:



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