Bouldering Fundamentals $30


In this hour clinix, climbers will learn bouldering fundamentals that will allow them to confidently boulder at any gym! In this course, boulders will learn proper body positioning, spotting and falling techniques, route reading strategies, and bouldering safety.

Rope Fundamentals - $25 or free for members

- SLO Only

In this hour and a half class, climbers will learn top rope fundamentals such as tying proper knots, terminology, belaying, and rope climbing safety. The climber will take the test the following day to prove that they were able to retain the information, not just store it in their short term memory and regurgitate it.

Gear needed: harness, belay device

Intro To Lead - $60

- SLO Only

Work with an experienced coach in a small personalized class to help build the skills and knowledge needed to safely lead climb. Practice proper lead climbing communication, lead belaying, clipping in, and lead falling, ending with the capstone of taking the gym’s lead climbing test. Build a proper climbing foundation that will last a lifetime.

Gear needed: harness, belay device, rope

Intro to Crack - $50

- SLO Only

In this one and a half hour class, learn all there is to know about crack climbing. Learn how to properly tape hands, practice different types of hand jams, develop a footwork foundation and discuss the safety of crack climbing. 

Gear needed: harness, belay device, rope

This 90 minute course will cover essential knots and hitches regularly used to safely climb outside. Material covered:

  • Terms: What are knots, hitches, bends, and bights?

  • Knots for tying in: Figure 8 followthrough vs Bowline (Single, Double, Yosemite, Edwards)

    • Stopper knots and the Yosemite finish

  • Knots and hitches for anchor building: Overhand knot on a bight, clove hitch, friction hitches (prussik, kleimheist, French prussik/autoblock)

  • Knots for rappelling: Double fisherman’s, Flemish bend, in-line overhand (aka Euro death knot), and figure 8 on a bight

  • Other knots and hitches: Barrell Knot, Square Knot, Alpine Butterfly, Girth Hitch, Munter Hitch, Water Knot

  • Understand and evaluate how knots fail- pinching, rolling, and slipping

Gear you will need
3ft of 6mm cordelette

Essential Knots - $45

- SLO Only   

This three hour course will cover the considerations one needs to take into account when safely building an adequate anchor in a single pitch scenario. Material covered:

  • The gear necessary to build anchors in single-pitch scenarios

  • How to decide on the appropriate anchor configuration and anchor material to use in different single-pitch climbing scenarios

  • How to tie and evaluate several knots and hitches that are useful in the anchor building process

  • Anchor building etiquette and safety considerations

  • Acronyms and other tools to double-check yourself as you begin putting these skills to use in the outdoors

  • How to safely clean a single pitch anchor before rappelling, being lowered, or walking off

Gear you will need:
20 feet of 8mm cordelette
(2) Double-length slings

Anchor Building 101 - $80

- SLO Only