About the Course
As climbers, building anchors is one of the most complicated rigging skills we need to know. In our Anchor Building for Rock Climbing Course, you will learn how to place gear, objectively analyze gear placements, equalize anchor points using cordelettes, slings and static ropes, where to locate your master point, and how to safely set up an anchor for your climbing friends without jeopardizing your own safety. Once the material is covered, we will build top rope anchors together and climb on them!
Climbers who are aspiring to independently learn how to climb trad are encouraged to start with this class. This class is a recommended pre-requisite to our Intro to Trad Lead class.
Rates for Instructional Courses
In efforts to make our instructional courses more accessible and affordable for aspiring outdoor climbers, we have a special discounted instructional rate of $330 for up to 3 participants. For groups of more than 3 climbers it is an additional $110/climber. Climbers are encouraged to bring their own gear to practice with, however, Stone Adventures will provide any needed rock climbing equipment at no extra cost. All courses are 6 hours long, taught by a full time professional rock climbing guide and the curriculum is up-to-date with the standards of the Professional Climbing Guide Institute (PCGI) and American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA). Last but not least, the courses are held outside in beautiful Joshua Tree National Park!