Rock climbing anchors are one of the most important things a rock climber needs to know how to setup. We will discuss, demonstrate and implement top-roping, rappelling, and sport climbing anchor systems. This includes how to produce equalized and redundant anchors. We will cover pre-equalizing verses self-equalizing.
At the conclusion of this course, you will understand and be able to confidently use a wide array of equipment found in the world of ropes and rappelling. You will be confident in selecting and using the correct gear, maintaining and protecting your equipment, tying knots, setting bomb-proof anchors, establishing belay stations, communicating as partners, judging risks, and of course, lots and lots of climbing and rappelling.
Topics will include:
• Multiple-point rock anchors
• Single and double rope rappels
• Back-up systems, rope coiling and release
• Safety, safety, safety!
• Non-extension and advanced belay systems
• Rescue techniques
Climbers will build anchors, remove anchors, hold simulated falls and utilize a variety of belay techniques. Every climber should take this course. Students will be outfitted with all technical equipment for this course.
Does Not Include:
Arrive dressed appropriately for the weather. Pack a water bottle, lunch and snacks for the weekend (2-day course). If you are staying overnight bring your camping gear or rent some from us if you need to.
Welcome to Plateau Eco-Sports, home of your next High Adventure!
The Cumberland Plateau is home to the finest climbing/rappelling and whitewater paddling in the southeast featuring waterfalls, caves, gorges, National and State Parks, the Cumberland Trail, world-class musky/trout fishing, 3.8 million acres of Forest and 1200 miles of rivers and streams whose Eco-region represents one of the most bio-diverse land and water systems in the world.
Plateau Eco-Sports believes that our mountains, forests, streams and rivers have essential and inherent worth. They provide outdoor adventure, opportunities for learning, spiritual renewal, and a means to escape the chaos of everyday life. We specialize in outdoor education and adventure while promoting the protection, enjoyment and understanding of the wilderness.
We offer guided and unguided trips here in Middle Tennessee, for every ability level and outdoor interest-from backpacking and climbing to canoeing and kayaking and caving and fishing to name a few. Our goal is to teach people skills to safely enjoy the outdoors and to care for the outdoors in a responsible and knowledgeable manner.
Our Mission Statement: We work with people who want to go bigger, farther, higher in LIFE by increasing knowledge, confidence, and skills in High Adventure Eco-Sports. Browse our website and learn more about us and what we do. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding one of our adventure programs. You can also check out our Facebook page for photos and previous trips.