About the Trad Climbing Course
This is one of the more advanced rock climbing courses available with Stone Adventures. This course is designed for climbers aspiring to independently lead rock climbing routes using traditional gear such as cams and nuts. Through discussion and lots of hands-on practice, climbers will learn how to place gear in crack systems, analyze the gear placements, mitigate rope drag by using alpine quickdraws, organize gear on their harnesses, and practice trad leading by way of mock leads. The course will be taught by a professionally certified rock climbing guide. The Anchor Building course is a recommended prerequisite to this course, and the Intro To Trad Climbing - Part 2 is recommend to be taken concurrently.
Rates for Instructional 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!