Rock Climbing-201

Plateau Eco-Sports - The Obed

Friday, September 20, 2013 - Sunday, September 22, 2013
The Obed Wild and Scenic CookevilleTN  38501
Friday, September 20, 2013 - Sunday, September 22, 2013
The Obed Wild and Scenic CookevilleTN  38501

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What's Included

Rock Climbing-201 is where you will learn the joy of Sport Climbing. Sport Climbing are climbs that are protected exclusively with fixed protection. We take a weekend to learn the ins and outs of setting up and managing outdoor sport routes, including leading, belaying, cleaning, rappelling, risk assessment and falling.

Sport climbing can be a lot of fun, and with diligence, you can progress quickly as a sport climber. We will cover Sport Climbing hazards, climbing the route, lowering from the route, belaying a sport route, bailing from a sport route, and climbing style.

Prerequisites: you must know how to belay, have a basic knowledge of climbing and be able to comfortably and cleanly climb 5.10a routes. Rock Climbing-201 is a must for all climbers who want to progress into a confident, competent sport climber on bolt protected routes.

This is a 2-day weekend course with the opportunity to overnight camp. We will be in the Wild and Scenic Obed rock climbing zone in Morgan County.

In Climbing-201 you will get some serious mileage on the cliffs. We'll provide a variety of climbs on different terrain to challenge you. You will experience pitches of different character and difficulty.

Rock Climbing 201 curriculum includes:

• Quick review of climbing knots
• The Sport Climbing Rack
• Sport climbing anchor theory and practice
• The Sport Climber Belayer’s Job
• Quickdraw alignment and avoiding dangerous carabiner orientations
• Clipping bolts
• Rigging top anchors
• Cleaning a route
• Communication
• How and when to fall
• Assessing fixed protection

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. If you are staying overnight bring your camping gear or rent some from us if you need to.

About This Organizer

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.

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