Trad climbing is at the heart of independent climbing. There is nothing more fundamental to the nature of climbing, than starting on the ground and working your way up a rock face, placing fall protection as you climb. Doing so requires total confidence in your gear – meaning where and how to place it in the rock.
If you are eager to step off of the known bolt-lines, and quest up crack systems with a higher level of self-reliance, this clinic is your next step.
During this clinic we focus on efficiently using a variety of types of gear. You’ll practice placing cams,nuts and other removable protection. You’ll also learn and practice several methods for connecting individual pieces of pro to create multi-point anchors.
In addition to these hard skills, you’ll receive mentorship on the more subtle aspects of trad climbing. These soft-skills include, route selection, finding efficient stances, managing rope-drag, belaying difficult leads, and choosing belay locations.