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Learn Trad Rock 101
Leading with 'trad' or traditional gear involves an extensive skill set, strong movement skills and solid protection placement strategies.
This program is considered an intermediate to advanced level program so participants will want a few years of climbing experience which include being able to competently climb up to 5.8-5.9 sport routes and have a rudimentary understanding of anchor systems.
As with all of our programs, we will take steps to identify any and all hazards in our chosen venue that influence our objectives and you will learn to how to mitigate them.
You will be given strategies to select the right routes and objectives for your given skill level, how to select an appropriate rack based on your chosen objective and you will learn and understand why that gear works best for the selected route.
You will learn gear placements and how to assess the strength of your protection and the rock it is being placed in, how to build traditional anchors appropriate for single or multi-pitch climbing routes, protection strategies for leading along with the strengths and limitations of the gear components within the system.
This program as with all of our programs, is principal based which means you learn through thoughtful demonstration & then practice is applied to reinforce each and every individual skill.
Observation and effective coaching of students is optimized by a small instructor to student ratios of 4:1. This allows for timely detection & correction of errors and to be able to evaluate & reinforce success.
The program is centred around fundamentals and then builds off the basics in a progression skills development that makes sense and provides the student with the ability to apply the skill set in a realistic but safe context.
|Group Size||Day Rate|
|1 student/2 day program||$350 per person|
*Please add 5% GST to the above amounts.
*Additional expenses such as food, gear rental, park fees, transportation or accommodation not included.
*Maximum 4:1 student to instructor ration for this program.
Booking & Details
For single day trips and courses, full payment is due at time of booking. For multiday trips, a 50% deposit is required to secure your booking.
50% deposit becomes non-refundable 4 weeks prior to trip.
Full payment or deposit is refundable up to four weeks prior to trip minus a 10% processing fee. Balance due at start of trip.
For single day trips and courses, full payment is due at time of booking.
Cancelation by CRMG will result in a full refund.
Amounts are non-refundable within 4 weeks prior to your trip.
Please be advised that due to weather & conditions, these factors necessitate a flexible attitude with respect to private guiding objectives and instructional venues.
Instructional rock programs and other courses will run irrespective of weather and climactic conditions.
- June 23rd & 24th 2018
- July 8th & 9th 2018
- August 25th & 26th 2018
- If you would like your own course or a course for a group of your friends, call or email us and provide us with dates that work for you.
What to bring
The equipment required on this course would be your own standard rock climbing gear. Helmet, harness and chalk bag, rock shoes as well as your personal gear - carabiners (locking and non-locking) slings, prussic cords and belay device.
You will need a backpack (min 30 litres) to carry your gear, appropriate outer wear and footwear for the approach to the climbing venue.
Usually approach style mountain shoes or light hiking boots will be sufficient.
Lunch and water for both days as well as sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.
Rock Climbing Courses
Rock Climbing Day Experience Course
This program is designed for beginners who wants to give rock climbing a try and finally understand what the all the hype is about.
Learn to Lead Sport Climb Course
This program will provide you with the skill set required to learn how to lead on bolted sport routes or more popular termed sport climbing.
Learn Trad Rock 101 Course
Leading with 'trad' or traditional gear involves an extensive skill set, very solid movement skills and poignant protection placement strategies.
Rock Rescue Skills Course
Rock climbing is a subset sport of Alpinism - the main credo of our sport is self reliance. Multi-pitch rock climbing and big alpine wall climbing requires lots of experience,