About Trad Rock Climbing
The Intro to Trad Climbing - Part 2 Course practices and builds upon the skills of the Anchor Building course and Intro to Trad Part 1 course (including anchor building, trad lead climbing, gear placement and mock leads). Additionally, this course covers top-managed belaying (belaying from above the climber), rappelling with backup systems, as well as more fine-tuned practice for placing gear on lead. At the end of this course, students should have the knowledge to confidently take their friends or family out trad climbing and know how to keep everyone safe. The skills covered in this course also set the climber up to easily transition into the Multi-Pitch course.
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!