Our Continuing Education Course is designed for climbers who have already taken one or more of our Instructional Courses and want to spend more time practicing or learning more in-depth details. You just took our Anchor Building Course, but do you feel like you need more hands-on practice time building anchors under the watchful eye of your climbing guide? Maybe you nailed the Intro To Multi-Pitch Course, have done a few climbs, and are now ready for some more advanced pointers? We customize each Continuing Education Course specifically for your exact needs, and we give you a 10% discount for climbing with us again!
What are the rates for Instructional Continuing Education Rock Climbing Courses?
In efforts to make our instructional courses more accessible and affordable for aspiring outdoor climbers, we have special discounted instructional rates. 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!
All Continuing Education Courses receive a 10% discount from the above-stated prices!
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What to Expect during a Stone Adventures Continuing Education Rock Climbing Course?
On the day of your trip you will go to the meeting location inside the National Park at the confirmed date and time. This Google Maps link will be in the confirmation email sent at the time of reservation as well as a description of your guide’s car and a short self-introduction video of your guide. After meeting, you will caravan a short distance to the climbing area. You will then be outfitted with rock climbing shoes, harnesses and helmets. Waivers are required to be signed by all of our participants. Children under 18 need to have their waivers signed by a legal guardian. From there, everyone will take their packed bags and start walking to the climbing area. To save time, please come to Joshua Tree National Park with a small backpack prepared with water, snacks, jackets, sunblock and whatever else you need to be comfortable on your trip.
Once at the climbing area, your guide will begin to set up the ropes and anchors and the climbing will begin shortly after! The first route will be a moderate warm up climb. This is an opportunity to become familiar with your guide, trust the gear and learn how to read the rock. Thereafter, your guide will continue to choose routes that best suit your abilities and ambitions. We do not push people past their fear points. Let us help you transition into outdoor climbing today!
What will you learn in Continuning Education?
After completing a Stone Adventures outdoor rock climbing course, students are filled with new information that they are ready to practice! Taking the first steps into a new climbing discipline can be intimidating and we have found that many climbers wish to have an instructor nearby to double check their new skills. The continuing education course allows for students to pick up where they left off with a climbing instructor to confirm or correct all climbing systems before taking the big leap of trusting their own set up! Read on below for examples of what Continuing Ed means for some outdoor courses with Stone Adventures.
More climbers request a Continuing Ed class for the Anchor Building course than any of our other outdoor climbing courses. It is the most content heavy of all the outdoor climbing classes, and is the first step toward safely entering the amazing world of trad climbing. During an Anchor Building Continuing Ed day, the students spend most of the day building their own anchors under the watchful eye of an instructor then rappelling, climbing and belaying on them. All the knowledge from the course is put into hands on practice in a safe environment. During these days, students will be confronted with their strong points and weaknesses. The instructor will be able to customize the learning experience and work one on one with the student with the systems they need help with most. Finally, students are also welcome to review some of the content of the course in our video library of Anchor Building.
Intro to Sport
The Intro to Sport course provides a great opportunity for hands on practice in an outdoor climbing environment. There are a lot of transitions covered and led by the instructor. Some climbers gain peace of mind if they have extra opportunities to run through self-directed route set-up, climbing, anchor cleaning and rappelling under the watchful eye of an instructor. In this scenario, the instructor is there to intervene if anything is missing from the system or if any safety steps have been skipped. Additionally, any further questions the climbers may have once they are practicing their new skills can be addressed immediately in practice.