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Date Wednesday  9/4/2019
Group State CMC
Event Title Basic Climbing Session D
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Approved
Leader CMC Office
Group Price $75.00
NonGroup Price $75.00
Leader Price $75.00
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


American Mountaineering Center

Climbing Wall

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September 4 & 5 -  6:00-9:00PM


This is a short introduction to climbing

We cover

Gear: harness, shoes, helmet, belay device, carabiners, safety leash

Belay technique: brake-under-slide.  With ATC and Gri-Gri

Belay stance

Climbing/Belay signals

Top rope climbing technique

Foot placement

Butterfly Coil

Tech School web access



This class is a prerequisite for:

  • Intermediate Rock Climbing

  • Technical Snow

  • Basic Ice Climbing


We provide all equipment but you are free to bring your own. We recommend a pair of gloves. You can buy gloves made especially for belaying if you like, but a cheap pair of gloves from a hardware store are fine.


This class covers more than simple belay technique. In later classes we assume all students are familiar with all elements of prerequisite classes.



Attendance/Completion Policy

Students must attend all lectures and field days to receive credit for completing the course. Students will not be allowed to continue beyond a missed lecture/field day. Students must also demonstrate mastery of the both the prerequisites and the skills taught in the immediate class. If such mastery cannot be demonstrated, the student will be asked to repeat the course. If a student cannot demonstrate mastery of the prerequisites the student will not be allowed to continue in the class.


Note that classes sometimes show "Sessions"; Basic Climbing Session A, for example. Sessions are simply alternate dates of the same class. In other words, you may choose Session A or Session B, depending on which dates work best for you. You do not have to complete both Session A and Session B.




Cancellation Policy



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.