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Rock Climbing 101 Course

This is hands down our most popular course! The two day course is ideal for people wanting to learn the foundational skills to set up top ropes and begin climbing rock by themselves. This course teaches the solid set of skills needed to get out and start rock climbing and is a mix of ground school lessons along with lots of actual rock climbing! We cover everything from climbing movement and correct belaying techniques to creating top rope set ups and anchors to climbing equipment selection, use and storage. We have created this course to set up the participant for our more in depth Rock Climbing 201 and specialized Intermediate Level Courses such as the Single Pitch Rescue and Lead Climbing Courses. Topics Covered: Climbing movement and bouldering skills Knots and rope work skills Belaying and rappelling, communication in climbing Climbing equipment showing you what you need, what you don't need as well as looking at storage and proper use Creating anchors using Natural components (trees, boulders) and bolt anchors for top rope climbing set ups Reading climbing topos and deciphering climbing grades Leave no Trace wilderness skills, climbing history and ethics Debunking common myths in climbing and climbing equipment Lots of Climbing!   To go to the Main Rock Climbing 101 Course Information Page Click Here Click Here to Book Course  

At North Carolina from 19 Apr 14 09:00 to 20 Apr 14 05:00 - Hosted by Travis Weil - Rock Climbing 101 Courses - Details

Single Pitch Lead Course, NC

Intermediate Level Course This course is for individuals with some climbing background that now wish to get out by themselves and learn to lead climb! This course will focus on effective techniques for leading ‘traditional’ (placing gear) and ‘sport’ (bolted) climbs in a single pitch setting confidently and efficiently. The course will look at climbing efficiently, gear placements and anchor building with lots of climbing and one on one coaching throughout from your Instructor. We start with an in-depth review of gear placements and climbing equipment, then move on to ‘mock leading’, (leading with a top rope) with the instructor alongside to coach. By the end of this intensive course you will have lead traditional climbs while the instructor ascends alongside looking at each placement you make. This course is the perfect next step for the top rope climber that wants to start leading sport and trad climbs by themselves!  Topics Covered: Lead climbing strategies and techniques for climbing confidently Equipment selection, racking and considerations Ropework; clean, efficient systems Detailed look at gear placements including: SLCD's (cams) Stoppers, Tricams, "Big Bros" and Hexentrics Advanced anchors using natural (trees/boulders/threads) and artificial (gear/bolts) components and single pitch anchor creation and considerations Evaluating fixed gear; bolts, pitons, sling material and stoppers Review of understanding guidebooks, reading topos and choosing appropriate climbs Common myths and truths about climbing equipment Course Prerequisites: Applicants must have taken our Foundation Level courses or can top rope 5.6 climbs, rappel and have experience placing artificial gear and building anchors. To go to the Main Single Pitch Lead Climbing Course Page Click Here Click Here to Book Course

At North Carolina from 26 Apr 14 09:00 to 27 Apr 14 05:00 - Hosted by Ron Funderburke - Single Pitch Lead Climbing Courses - Details

Rock Climbing 101 Course

This is hands down our most popular course! The two day course is ideal for people wanting to learn the foundational skills to set up top ropes and begin climbing rock by themselves. This course teaches the solid set of skills needed to get out and start rock climbing and is a mix of ground school lessons along with lots of actual rock climbing! We cover everything from climbing movement and correct belaying techniques to creating top rope set ups and anchors to climbing equipment selection, use and storage. We have created this course to set up the participant for our more in depth Rock Climbing 201 and specialized Intermediate Level Courses such as the Single Pitch Rescue and Lead Climbing Courses. Topics Covered: Climbing movement and bouldering skills Knots and rope work skills Belaying and rappelling, communication in climbing Climbing equipment showing you what you need, what you don't need as well as looking at storage and proper use Creating anchors using Natural components (trees, boulders) and bolt anchors for top rope climbing set ups Reading climbing topos and deciphering climbing grades Leave no Trace wilderness skills, climbing history and ethics Debunking common myths in climbing and climbing equipment Lots of Climbing!   To go to the Main Rock Climbing 101 Course Information Page Click Here Click Here to Book Course  

At North Carolina from 10 May 14 09:00 to 11 May 14 05:00 - Hosted by Derek DeBruin - Rock Climbing 101 Courses - Details

AMGA SPI Course, NC

The AMGA provides training and the only nationally and internationally recognized certifications in the USA for Climbing Instructors and Rock, Alpine and Ski Mountaineering Guides. The AMGA is the sole representative in the US for the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) and Climbing Instructor Certifications (endorsed by the UIAA). The AMGA is recognized worldwide as the highest American standard of training and certification for instructors and guides. AMGA certification is now the standard in the USA. Click here for more information on the American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor Course Click here to book an AMGA Program online You can also call us on 1-888-284-8433 to book over the phone or email us with questions at

At North Carolina from 17 May 14 08:00 to 19 May 14 05:00 - Hosted by Ron Funderburke - AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Courses - Details

AMGA SPI Assessment, NC

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Assessment Exam. The AMGA provides training and the only nationally and internationally recognized certifications in the USA for Climbing Instructors and Rock, Alpine and Ski Mountaineering Guides. The AMGA is the sole representative in the US for the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) and Climbing Instructor Certifications (endorsed by the UIAA). The AMGA is recognized worldwide as the highest American standard of training and certification for instructors and guides. AMGA certification is now the standard in the USA. Click here for more information on the American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor Assessment Click here to book an AMGA Program online You can also call us on 1-888-284-8433 to book over the phone or email us with questions at

At North Carolina from 24 May 14 08:00 to 25 May 14 05:00 - Hosted by Ron Funderburke - AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Assessments - Details

Rock Climbing 201 Course, NC

This two day course is ideal for climbers wanting to learn more advanced skills such as gear placement and building anchors with artificial gear (Stoppers, Cams, Hex's Tri-Cams, etc) and to look at some basic necessary skills such as self rescue and problem avoidance in single pitch climbing. This course will also start looking at following pitches to prepare you to belay and follow lead climbers in a trad single or multipitch setting. With the Rock 101 and 201 under your belt you will have all the skills to try out our specialized Intermediate Level courses such as the Single Pitch Rescue and Lead Climbing courses which will take you to the next level of confidence and skills.   Topics Covered: Advanced climbing movement skillsKnots and rope work skills Belaying the lead climber Following trad lead pitches, gear removal, racking, communication Introduction to self rescue and problem avoidance in a single pitch setting Creating anchors using Natural and Artificial components anchors for top rope climbing set ups Climbing equipment showing you what you need, what you don't need as well as looking at storage and proper use Climbing history and ethics, Leave no Trace wilderness skills Debunking common myths in climbing and climbing equipment Lots of Climbing! To go to the main Rock Climbing 201 Course Information Page Click Here Click Here to Book Course

At North Carolina from 31 May 14 09:00 to 01 Jun 14 05:00 - Hosted by Ron Funderburke - Rock Climbing 201 Courses - Details

AMGA SPI Course, NC

The AMGA provides training and the only nationally and internationally recognized certifications in the USA for Climbing Instructors and Rock, Alpine and Ski Mountaineering Guides. The AMGA is the sole representative in the US for the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) and Climbing Instructor Certifications (endorsed by the UIAA). The AMGA is recognized worldwide as the highest American standard of training and certification for instructors and guides. AMGA certification is now the standard in the USA. Click here for more information on the American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor Course Click here to book an AMGA Program online You can also call us on 1-888-284-8433 to book over the phone or email us with questions at

At North Carolina from 07 Jun 14 08:00 to 09 Jun 14 05:00 - Hosted by Ron Funderburke - AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Courses - Details

Single Pitch Lead Course, NC

Intermediate Level Course This course is for individuals with some climbing background that now wish to get out by themselves and learn to lead climb! This course will focus on effective techniques for leading ‘traditional’ (placing gear) and ‘sport’ (bolted) climbs in a single pitch setting confidently and efficiently. The course will look at climbing efficiently, gear placements and anchor building with lots of climbing and one on one coaching throughout from your Instructor. We start with an in-depth review of gear placements and climbing equipment, then move on to ‘mock leading’, (leading with a top rope) with the instructor alongside to coach. By the end of this intensive course you will have lead traditional climbs while the instructor ascends alongside looking at each placement you make. This course is the perfect next step for the top rope climber that wants to start leading sport and trad climbs by themselves!  Topics Covered: Lead climbing strategies and techniques for climbing confidently Equipment selection, racking and considerations Ropework; clean, efficient systems Detailed look at gear placements including: SLCD's (cams) Stoppers, Tricams, "Big Bros" and Hexentrics Advanced anchors using natural (trees/boulders/threads) and artificial (gear/bolts) components and single pitch anchor creation and considerations Evaluating fixed gear; bolts, pitons, sling material and stoppers Review of understanding guidebooks, reading topos and choosing appropriate climbs Common myths and truths about climbing equipment Course Prerequisites: Applicants must have taken our Foundation Level courses or can top rope 5.6 climbs, rappel and have experience placing artificial gear and building anchors. To go to the Main Single Pitch Lead Climbing Course Page Click Here Click Here to Book Course

At North Carolina from 14 Jun 14 09:00 to 15 Jun 14 05:00 - Hosted by Karsten Delap - Single Pitch Lead Climbing Courses - Details

Rock Climbing 101 Course

This is hands down our most popular course! The two day course is ideal for people wanting to learn the foundational skills to set up top ropes and begin climbing rock by themselves. This course teaches the solid set of skills needed to get out and start rock climbing and is a mix of ground school lessons along with lots of actual rock climbing! We cover everything from climbing movement and correct belaying techniques to creating top rope set ups and anchors to climbing equipment selection, use and storage. We have created this course to set up the participant for our more in depth Rock Climbing 201 and specialized Intermediate Level Courses such as the Single Pitch Rescue and Lead Climbing Courses. Topics Covered: Climbing movement and bouldering skills Knots and rope work skills Belaying and rappelling, communication in climbing Climbing equipment showing you what you need, what you don't need as well as looking at storage and proper use Creating anchors using Natural components (trees, boulders) and bolt anchors for top rope climbing set ups Reading climbing topos and deciphering climbing grades Leave no Trace wilderness skills, climbing history and ethics Debunking common myths in climbing and climbing equipment Lots of Climbing!   To go to the Main Rock Climbing 101 Course Information Page Click Here Click Here to Book Course  

At North Carolina from 26 Jul 14 09:00 to 27 Jul 14 05:00 - Hosted by Karsten Delap - Rock Climbing 101 Courses - Details