Take the first step towards climbing outside on your own by learning to build climbing anchors. We will spend one evening learning about the risks of climbing outdoors, essential knots, anchor theory, and basic anchor systems. After familiarizing ourselves with the basics, we will apply this knowledge in the real-world setting of Taylors Falls, one of the most popular climbing areas in the state. We will learn the fundamentals of placing artificial protection and spend the day building climbing anchors. There will be ample time for practice and feedback. This clinic is designed for individuals with previous climbing experience who are looking to learn the skills and risk management practices to climb outdoors on their own. NOTE: This clinic offers in depth technical instruction. There will be little to no actual rock climbing as part of the clinic.
Trips depart from the Outdoor Program Office located on the Lower Level of the University Recreation and Wellness Center
Session 1: Wednesday 6-8 pm
Session 2: Saturday
Departure: 9 am
Return: 5 pm
Trips and Clinic Information
Price includes all personal gear, such as a backpack, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad, as well as group equipment such as tents, cooking equipment, climbing equipment, and canoeing equipment. OR Price includes equipment, transportation, permits and fees. All you need is your own personal items, clothing and food. We will shop for food as a group, so the cost for food on trail is between $10 and $15 a day. Also provided are 2 trained student trip leaders, transportation, and all necessary permits and fees.
A full refund will be given only if the Center for Outdoor Adventure cancels a trip due to lack of registration, weather, or other extenuating circumstances. Day trip and clinic participants will receive a 50% refund only if he/she cancels 7 days prior to the event date. Day trip and clinic registrations are non-refundable if a participant cancels fewer than 7 days prior to the event date. Multi-day trip participants will receive a 50% refund if he/she cancels 7 days prior to the scheduled pre-trip meeting date. Multi-day trip registrations are non-refundable if a participant cancels fewer than 7 days prior to the scheduled pre-trip meeting date. Multi-day trip registrations are non-refundable if a participant cancels fewer than 7 days prior to the pre-trip meeting date.