Multi-Pitch Climbing Systems
Learn from the best and take your climbing to the next level with BlackSheep’s Multi-Pitch Climbing course. This 1-day crash course in multi-pitch climbing systems is taught by an ACMG Certified guide is designed to give you the skills needed to efficiently climb and descend long multi-pitch routs.
Multi-Pitch Climbing Systems
Ready to take your rock climbing higher, way higher? Whether you’re an expert climber or just new to outdoor rock climbing, there are lifetimes of multi-pitch routes around Squamish that require proficient multi-pitch climbing skills to tackle quickly and safely. Not to mention amazing destinations like Red Rocks or Yosemite!
This 1-day course will focus on providing you with the skills to successfully and efficiently complete multi-pitch climbs at almost any rock climbing destination. Skill development will focus on: route selection, belaying methods in a multi-pitch setting, protecting both the leader and the second while climbing, anchor construction and considerations when climbing more than one pitch, route finding, rappel and other technical descents and, of course, emergency preparedness.
Stay for an optional Bonus Day and put your new skills to use on a classic Squamish multi-pitch!
8:30: Meet Group
- Review of goals
- Waiver signing
- Discuss some general concepts
- Review plan for the day:
- Note that we are going to be outside for the day and that a lunch, water and suitable clothing is needed.
9:30 – Head to a Local Climbing Area:
- Equipment review
- Route selection discussion
- Traditional rock protection review
- Anchor building concepts & practice
- Multi-pitch station management
- Multi-pitch belay techniques
- Efficiencies &
- Technical descents
- Emergency preparedness
3:45 – Course Close-out
- Review the goals for the day and discuss each, were they achieved.
- Discuss the next steps for further development.
Activities and Add-Ons for this Course
Multi-Pitch Bonus Day
Stay for an extra day and put your new skills into practice on a classic Squamish multi-pitch climb. You and the climbing instructor pick one of the amazing multi-pitch routes Squamish has to offer and then spend the day climbing it and solidifying everything you learned the day before. Climbs include routes on The Chief like Butt Lite, on Shannon Falls like Skywalker and the Apron like Calculus Crack to name but a few. The goal will be to climb a personally challenging objective while practicing the skills required to tackle traditional multi-pitch rock climbs. This bonus day is typically available the day after one of our climbing skills courses but there's a little leeway in selecting a date. The guide to student ratio is 1:1 for the quoted price but we can always accommodate a second person for a $50 surcharge if anyone else on the course wants to join.
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