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ROCK 1.5: Gym to Crag Transitions

ROCK 1.5: Transition from the Gym to the Crag with this Outdoor Climbing Course.

Rock 1.5 is an Outdoor Climbing Course that focuses on giving gym climbers the skills they need to take their climbing out of the gym and into the outdoors.

Rock Climbing
Top rope climbing on the coast near Squamish BC.

We get going with an evening gear briefing. Designed to give you the knowledge to buy the right kit for climbing outside we will discuss the ins and outs of quick-draws, trad-draws, ropes & rope bags, anchor kits, etc. Some time will also be spent discussing gear maintenance, racking and some handling tricks that will make you look like a pro. Finally, the evening will wrap up with a little chat about outdoor cragging ethics & general codes of conduct.

The following day will be spent at different crags in the Squamish area and will focus on practicing the hard skills needed to safely climb outdoors: Setting up a top rope, cleaning a top rope, lead climbing with draws, seconding a climb, cleaning a lead anchor, etc.

Length:​​ 1.5 days ​
$175.00 plus tax per person ​
Prerequisites:​​ Experience climbing in a gym
Gear Required:​​ Harness, shoes & belay device. Helmets supplied.
Dates:​​ June 5 & 6, 2020 (additional dates can be added upon request)
*4:1 ratio