Rock Climbing

Accelerator Rock

Accelerator Rock combines Rock 2 & 3, an abbreviated version of our Complete Rock program. For experienced gym climbers who wish to begin lead climbing outdoors, this course will safely accelerate your transition from an indoor setting to the outdoor realm of top rope and sport lead climbing.

In order to transition from top-rope and/or lead climbing indoors to outdoors, there are several important foundation skills required to do this safely. Accelerator Rock will hasten your learning outcomes to include how to safely approach a cliff edge in order to build, rappel, belay, communicate and climb from your own fixed anchor systems. You will also learn sport lead climbing skills such as clipping bolts, lead & top belays, anchor threads & lowers, single & multi-pitch lead strategies, rock climbing movement skills, advanced rappels and basic rescue techniques. Clients appreciate two days of training in order to review and practice these complex systems and gain the confidence required to safely begin top rope and sport lead climbing on their own outdoors. Accelerator Rock is also a perfect foundation for our more advanced Placement Protection lead course.

Topics Include

  • Use of guidebooks
  • History of climbing and ethics
  • Product knowledge
  • Proper use and care of equipment
  • Harnesses, Knots & Rope Management
  • Safety and hazard assessment
  • Cliff edge protocol
  • Top-rope anchor construction
  • Anchor systems
  • Belay systems
  • Communication
  • Lead & Top Belays
  • Lead Climb & Multi-pitch Strategies
  • Clipping quick-draws
  • Rock climbing movement skills
  • Anchor retreat skills
  • Seconding a Route
  • Retreating from a route
  • Advanced rappels w/ a back-up
  • Basic rescue skills

Rates

Cost: $345
Ratio: Min: 2 / Max: 4
# of Days: 2
Duration: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Prerequisite: Yes

Experienced indoor top-rope or lead climber.

Group Rates

Organize a training day with your friends and take advantage of our Group Rates.

Group Rate Discounts of 15% apply when 3 or more persons book together as a group.

Contact Us to either book your Group or to upgrade to a Private or Semi-private course.

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