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Climbing the Big Stone
Patagonia, Yosemite, Zion, all have something in common. They're big! If you want to climb the big stone with confidence you need to learn how to multipitch climb efficiently and also how to aid through sections that you aren't physically able to do. Whether you just want to learn some quick skills to help you finish a pitch or you want to climb classic big walls knowing the basic steps to aid climbing and multipitch climbing will see you through.
During this climbing class participants will learn how to multipitch climb efficiently in addition to learning the basics of aid climbing such as how to ascend a rope or haul a pack.
What to Bring
Snacks and water for two eight hour days.
Comfortable hiking shoes and clothing appropriate to the weather.
A large pack for carrying your equipment. Around 50L works fine.
Sunscreen and sunglasses.
Although we provide all climbing equipment participants should be at a level of climbing where they possess their own and should bring it. A comfortable harness is strongly encouraged because you will be hanging in it a lot.
What you Will Learn
Basic multipitch climbing and aid progression up a wall and use of etriers.
Testing aid placements and the use of hooks and other clean aid equipment.
Cleaning systems and rope fixing and ascension.
Hauling systems and lower outs for moving gear up the wall.
Retreating from a wall and rappelling with a haulbag.
Climbers must be confident leaders who are capable of building anchors.
Gear placement skills are very important. Confidence in placing and hanging on gear is essential.