WASATCH ROCK CLINICS
Instructional Rock Climbing Courses in Northern Utah

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Outdoor Sport Climbing

10  Hours

April - November

From:

$165

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Single Pitch Rescue

6 Hours

March - November

From:

$175

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Traditional Multi- Pitch Clinic

8 Hours

April - November

From:

$200

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Outdoor Climbing Mentorship

3 Days Minimum

April - November

From:

$475

We offer a multitude of private and group rock clinics in the Wasatch for climbers who want to take their skills to the next level. If you are uncertain of where to go next we are happy to help guide you on the right path. The following clinics can be taken as a progression of classes or on an individual basis. Several of our courses are offered in conjunction with The Front Climbing Club and the Outdoor Ascent SeriesBook today to schedule your climbing based educational clinic!

 

Traditional Multi-Pitch Clinic

Learn to climb several pitches off the ground on an all-day adventure. This is rock climbing in its purest form and we will cover the techniques to set you up for success!

Topics Include:

-Anchor building

-Rope management

-Belaying and lowering from above

-Multi stage rappel

-Leading considerations

-Traditional lead climbing

-Gear placement and cleaning review

Experience:

-Lead Climbing

Available: 6/20/21, 7/09/21, 8/8/21 or Privately Booked

Trip Duration: 8hrs

Group Ratio: 2:1 max

Rates:

$200pp

 

Outdoor Top-Roping

You don’t have to be a lead climber to learn how to set up climbs outside. This class will take your indoor top-roping skills and help you transfer them to the exciting, new adventure of building and climbing on your own top-rope anchors outside!

 

Topics Include:

-The differences between gym and outdoor climbing
-Risk assessment
-Site Selection
-Leave No Trace for climbers
-Equipment selection and use
-Edge security
-Anchor construction

Available: 6/20/21, 7/11/21

Trip Duration: 8 hours

Group Size Ratio: 5:1 max

Rates:

$175pp

Outdoor Sport Climbing


Are you lead climb and belay certified inside and ready to venture out? If so, this is the course for you! We will teach you how to apply your clipping and rope management skills to real rock, as well as how to clean a sport climb after you lead it. 
 


This course is offered in partnership with The Front Climbing Club.

 

Topics Include:

-Review lead climbing and belaying best practices
-The differences between gym and outdoor climbing
-Ways to mitigate risk and avoid hazardous situations
-Site Selection
-Leave No Trace for climbers
-Equipment selection and use
-Building a quick-draw anchor
-Cleaning a sport route via lowering and rappelling

Experience:

-Lead Climbing

Available: Check for Dates or Privately Available

Trip Duration: 1 indoor class (2 hours), 1 outdoor class (6 hours)

Group Ratio: 4:1 max or Privately Available

Rates:

$215pp, or $165pp (The Front Climbing Club Member)

Intro to Trad

“Trad”, or traditional, climbing means placing protection on lead and building anchors with removable, re-usable equipment that fits into cracks in the rock. While most trad-climbers no longer trust their lives to a machine nut with some string tied through it, learning how to place modern equipment securely takes practice and a creative mind. Get started with each in this exciting new course! 


This course is offered in partnership with The Front Climbing Club and is a two-day series.

 

Topics Include:

-Site selection
-Assessing rock quality
-Passive protection
-Active protection
-Placement strategy
-Building pre-equalized anchors
-Sling use and racking
-Leave No Trace for climbers

Experience:

-Lead Climbing

 

Available: Check for Dates or Privately Available

Trip Duration: 1 indoor class (2 hours), 1 outdoor class (6 hours)

Group Ratio: 3:1 max

Rates:

$225pp, or $175pp (The Front Climbing Club Member)

Single Pitch Self Rescue

The importance of the ability and knowledge to self rescue in the event of an unforeseen emergency is often neglected by climbers. Even in the single pitch setting, many seemingly complicated problems can be readily mitigated with appropriate know-how and preparedness.

Topics Include:

-Lead climber rescue from below

-Ascending a belay line

-Counter Balanced Rappel

-Dealing with a damaged belay line

-Passing a knot while belaying

-Evacuating a climb as a leader with a compromised belayer

Prerequisites:

Competence with belay and rappel techniques

Available: 8/01/21

Trip Duration: 6 hrs

Group Ratio: 5:1

Rates:

$175pp

Multi-Pitch Self Rescue

Self rescue in the multi pitch setting can poses to climbers ample opportunity for difficulties. Being able to implement techniques from a diverse bag of tricks is critical, but with this said several core skills can be applied in numerous contexts. We aim to get you more confident with your skills to help you avoid being marooned on the wall.

Topics Include:

-Escaping the belay

-Lowering a follower from a loaded belay plaquette

-Dealing with a damaged belay strand

-Passing a knot at the belay

-Raising a follower

-Rappelling to your follower and ascending back up.

-Counter Balanced Rappel

-Tandem Rappel

-Load transfers

Prerequisites:

-Competence with belay and rappel techniques

-Multi-pitch lead climbing experience

Available: 7/25/21

Trip Duration: 8 hrs

Group Ratio: 5:1

Rates:

 $175pp

 
 
 
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