Introduction to Rock Climbing
Learning to Climb Program
In this course the student will become acquainted with the different grading systems (The difficulty levels), types of climbing, the climbing motion, and other essential necessary to continue on the next days, such as the most important knots, knowing the basic gear, and learning the theory behind belaying and rappelling. On day one we will spend the entire time bouldering (climbing without rope at few feet above the ground). This day could be spent either at the climbing gym or on the outdoors on real rock.
On the second day the student will learn about gear safety standards and certifications, the “software” and the “hardware” of climbing, making the right decision when purchasing your gear, recognizing fixed gear quality, recognizing good anchors for TR climbing. We will analyze the different elements of the rock. The student will also learn the most important communication commands used in climbing. We will review and practice the tie-in knot and belaying technique.
- Climbing is an amazing sport that changes lives by offering people a sense of freedom and pure enjoyment. Our goal is to offer that to our customers by providing them with the right tools (knowledge) to practice this beautiful and exhilarating sport on their own and with their favorite people.
- To mitigate hazards by educating beginner climbers on how to be safe climbers by making them aware of all the potential dangers and by teaching them how to make safe decisions according to their physical abilities and their safety knowledge.
By the end of this Introduction to Rock Climbing course it is our goal to teach beginner climbers how to move on the rock efficiently, but more important is to teach them all the basics of rock climbing, from knowing the gear and how to properly use it, to recognize rock characteristics, safety practices, proper communication. By the end of this course the student will be able to gear up properly and will be able to climb and belay safely a more advance climber on an established TR climbing route, both in a climbing gym, as well as in the outdoors.
The course is divided in four modules, and each module is delivered in one 4 hr day.