This clinic teaches the use of climbing equipment, safety, knots, communication, belaying and lowering, movement on rock, anchors, rappelling, rating system and recognition of outdoor hazards.
This clinic is a perfect introduction to the sport of rock climbing with an emphasis on safety, skills and fun. It's open to those who have never climbed, but also appropriate for people who have climbed occasionally, taken time off, moving outside from the gym, or wanting to safely top-rope with friends and family, and anyone seeking a solid rock climbing foundation or refresher.
Classes begin with a review of harness, knots and communication. We generally start on moderate rock routes and progress from there. Participants climb a variety of pitches enabling them to practice and improve movement techniques, including edging and smearing, stemming, jamming hands and feet, crimping, lie-backing, etc.
Rope management and technical skills will include learning to coil a rope, clip and unclip bolts, remove nuts and camming devices, and equalize and clean top-rope anchors. Participants will advance in their climbing, safety and technical skills.
Usual meeting time and place is 8 am at Big Cottonwood Park and Ride Lot. Finish is around 4 pm.
* No experience necessary for this class.
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Climbing at Reservoir Ridge
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Salt Lake City, Utah
$219 per person plus tax.
UMA reserves the right to cancel or shorten the clinic if fewer than 3 participants register.
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