Sport Climbing continues to be the segment of rock climbing that is growing the fastest. This is likely due to the numbers of climbers that learn to climb in gyms combined with an ever increasing number of bolted climbs that are being established worldwide. In the past 10 years the majority of development in the Leavenworth area has been in the area of sport climbing and we now have a nice variety of sport routes including multi-pitch routes.
During our sport climbing clinic we will demonstrate how to break into the sport or outdoor sport climbing. By default this is a bit of a face climbing course as sport climbs generally tend to emphasize face climbing technique. The course covers topics such as optimal body position, secure clipping technique, tricks for safely clipping high first bolts, threading anchors and deciding when to lower off, when to rappel, and how to safely re-thread top anchors.
- Selection of appropriate gear for sport climbing
- Sport climbing hazards
- Tying in for sport climbs
- Using rope bags
- Belaying sport routes
- Lowering from the top of the climb
- Techniques for working routes
- Redpointing vs. onsighting
- Bailing from a sport climb
- Mental techniques for sport climbing
- Energy conservation techniques
Rock Climbing Anchors Clinic
Introduction to Outdoor Climbing
Improvised Rock Rescue
Traditional Lead Climbing
Crack Climbing Technique
Snow Creek Wall Climbs
Red Rocks Climbing Program
Red Rocks Women's Climbing Seminar
here. Once you have completed your application you can make your deposit or full payment here. It is best to call our office at 509-548-5823 to make sure that space is available on your selected program. Space is allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Portions of this program take place on US Forest Service lands under a commercial-outfitter and guide permits. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities and is an equal opportunity provider and employer.