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Date Wednesday  10/9/2013
Group Denver
Event Title Anchors Seminar
Start Time 12:00 AM
End Time 12:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Bill Haneghan
Group Price $75.00
Available Participants 14
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


American Mountaineering Center, Golden

Lecture 6:30PM Wednesday, October 9 in Conf Room A of the AMC.

Field Day 8:00AM Saturday, October 12 at North Table Mountain (meet at AMC). 

For more info Contact

Bill Haneghan



We created the Anchors Seminar a few years ago to give BMS graduates some advanced training that they would not otherwise receive, short of enrolling in the Trad Lead Climbing School.

The goal of the Anchors Seminar is to teach students safe methods for constructing top-rope anchors. Armed with these skills the student will be able to construct anchors from placed protection, natural features, and fixed gear, as suggested by the location. These anchors will be suitable for rappelling and top-rope climbing. We will also briefly touch on how these principles can be applied to snow anchors.

We stress that the seminar is geared toward top-rope anchors. The seminar does not teach the student how to lead climb. It is vitally important to understand that lead climbing can place radically different forces on anchors and protection. The Anchors Seminar deals only with anchors that are subject to a relatively non-dynamic downward force. However, the principles learned in the Anchors Seminar will indeed be carried over into Trad School, if that is a path you wish to take.

You will learn the finer points of placing protection and you will learn multiple methods of constructing anchors. You will not spend this much time learning anchors in any other school. The Anchors Seminar will consist of one Wednesday evening lecture and one Saturday field trip (best is to keep the following Sunday open in case it rains Saturday).


First shot is given to BMS Graduates. If BMS Graduates do not take all available spaces, consideration will be given to applicants who have not taken BMS. However, everyone will be expected to know basic knots and climbing commands.

Student/Participant requests for refunds of tuition/fees must be requested in writing (e-mail) to the appropriate school or event director.  Requests made prior to 30 days before the beginning of the school/event will be processed less a $10 handling fee.  Requests made within 30 days of the school/event will be refunded at 50% of the amount paid.  No refunds will be made after the beginning of the school/event.  However, a refund less $10 can be obtained if a person is found to take the original student’s place in a school.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.