Sport Climbing Course FT2

Field trip: Sport Climbing Course

Sport Climbing Course FT2 - Exit 38

Use the skills you learned in fundamentals to get your first lead(s) on real rock.

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  • Easy

Meet at the Exit 38 Far Side Crags parking lot (Dirty Harry's Balcony Trailhead) at 8am.  We will hike in and out from the crags together.  In addition to climbing gear, bring enough food and water for the day.

We'll build on the skills presented at fundamentals in a real rock environment. The following topics will be covered.

  • Route examination; bolts, length, rock type and condition, run-out.
  • Guidebook use.
  • Communication; what's the plan?
  • Lead climbing and belaying.
  • Top-rope anchors and access from above. 
  • Bailing.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Rock shoes
  • Belay device
  • Chalk (optional)
  • 4 locking carabiners
  • A couple-few non-locking biners
  • Cordellete
  • Personal anchor(s)
  • At least 5-6 quck-draws
  • Belay Gloves
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