10900 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Chatsworth, CA
ADVANCE YOUR SKILLS! TECHNICAL ROCK CLIMBING WORKSHOPS
December 17 & 18th I'll be teaching back-to-back workshops in technical rock climbing.
We've got room for just 6 people in each workshop, so register early if you'd like to join!
NO PREREQUISITES FOR THE ANCHOR AND RESCUE WORKSHOP (SATURDAY)
• On Saturday - December 17th: Anchor Building and Self Rescue Workshop
SEE BELOW FOR PRE-REQUISITES FOR SUNDAY'S TRAD WORKSHOP
• On Sunday - December 18th: Traditional Climbing Placements and Techniques
These are high intensity workshops, designed for those wanting better their understanding and safety in outdoor rock climbing.
We will discuss common mistakes made by climbers and how to avoid them.
Some of the topics covered in detail will include:
• Overview of climbing gear
• Learn/review climbing knots and hitches
• Belay escapes/take-overs
• Ascending fixed lines and lowering with an injured partner
• Proper placements for active/passive gear
• Properly protecting traverses and overhanging features
• Fundamentals of a strong trad anchor/critique of anchors
• Proper use of natural features like chock stones, chicken heads, horns and flakes
PREREQUISITES for the TRAD WORKSHOP (SUNDAY)
• Students should have the ability to safely belay with a plate, tube or auto-locking device.
• Students should be able to confidently climb at a grade of 5.6 outdoors (5.8 indoors).
• Students should be able to tie common climbing knots and hitches (figure 8 series, overhands series, double-bowline, clove hitch, prusik hitch, kleimheist, etc.).
• Students should be able to build safe and efficient anchors with both natural and man-made protection, using both cordellette and slings.
If you are deficient in any of these prerequisites, then you will need to first take our Level I - Anchors and Rescue Workshop, which will satisfy each of these requirements and more.
FEES & REGISTRATION.
• Climbing Anchors and Rescue Workshop Fees are $119/person
• Trad Workshop Fees are $159/person
• PreRegistration is required as there is limited availability in each workshop.
• RSVP'ing to the MeetUp is helpful to gage group interest, but these workshops are open to the general public as well, and therefore you MUST register in order to secure your spot.
• Register for the Anchor and Rescue Workshop (Saturday) here:
• Register for the Trad Workshop (Sunday) here:
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Professionally trained and certified climbing guides; park fees; climbing equipment (ropes, anchoring equipment, helmets, harness, shoes, belay devices).
WHAT TO BRING:
Water (2-liters); lunch/snacks; tip for your guides; sunscreen; sun glasses; sun hat.
If you are taking the Trad Workshop, then you should have a basic rack for traditional climbing. Some cams, nuts/hexes, nut tool, cordellette, alpine draws and a collection of locking and non-locking carabiners. Please bring your own rack if you have one, and be sure to mark your gear so that it doesn't get confused with another participant's gear. If you don't have gear, then we can share, but it's helpful to bring your own.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Comfortable athletic clothing; sneakers (for when you're not climbing).
If you have your own personal climbing/safety equipment bring it, if you need to borrow gear from us, just let us know your waist size (for the harness), and shoes size (for our magic climbing shoes).
We'll be heading into Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth, approximately 45 minutes from downtown Los Angeles.
We'll send you driving directions after you register, and will meet you at the cliffs at 8:00AM.
Workshops begin each day at 8:00AM and end approximately at 5:00PM.
PRAISE FROM THESE WORKSHOPS:
• "Fantastic class -- learned so much and def recommending to my climbing friends (from beginners to experienced)"
• "Fantastic !!!!"
• "I loved the class- Max was a great instructor, timed the class well and was generous in sharing his knowledge. I had a ton of questions and he answered every single one. Overall I feel confident in my safety moving forward and that is the most important takeaway from the class."
• "I was very very satisfied with the class. To be honest it was far beyond my expectation. I had previously taken a REI class and hence had very low expectations but this class was very informative and the right mix of theory and practice."