In this course you will learn how to place trad gear, objectively analyze gear placements, equalize anchor points using cordelettes, slings and ropes, master point optimization, and how to safely set up an anchor using SERENE and ERNEST methodologies. This course will help start your introduction into trad climbing.
There will be an online lecture on August 4, a gear placement field session on August 7 followed by the anchor building field session at Broughton Bluff on August 8. Both field sessions will be at Broughton Bluff
Student Gear Requirements
- Double length sling
- Extra non-lockers & lockers
- Trad rack (if you want to use your own gear)
- Volunteer instructors will bring gear for students to use during the field sessions