Multipitch Concepts Field Day 1

Field trip: ARC Pro Multipitch Concepts

Multipitch Concepts Field Day 1 – North Cheyenne Canyon Park

We will discuss multipitch route concepts, then start learning belaying methods, transitions, and descending methods.

  • Sat, Jul 20, 2024
  • Pikes Peak
  • Climbing
  • Crag Rock Climb
  • Adults
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 1.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft

We will meet in the parking lot across from the Starsmore visitor center at the entrance to N. Cheyenne Canyon Park at 8 am.

We will discuss multipitch route safety, preparation, gear, and anchors; and then practice multipitch belaying methods, transitions, and descending methods in a safe, low angle setting.  


North Cheyenne Canyon Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Basic climbing kit- harness, helmet, shoes
  • Autoblocking belay device such as BD Guide or Petzl Reverso with locking carabiner
  • Personal Anchor System- bring one 120 cm sewn nylon sling for tether (we will show you how to use this sling as a personal anchor/tether) with a locking carabiner
  • Extra locking carabiners- #4: at least 2 large HMS/Pear shape
  • Extra non-locking carabiners- at least 3
  • Rappel backup sling- 5or6 mm nylon cord tied into 10-12-inch loop or Hollow-block loop with locking carabiner
  • Traditional gear for leading and anchor construction
    • Trad protection- whatever you own, some Club gear available for loan
    • Cordelette- 16-20 ft. of 7 mm nylon cord (untied length)
    • #2 120 cm sewn runners- at least one should be thin Dyneema
    • #4 60 cm sewn runners (nylon or Dyneema) with non-locking carabiners for alpine draws
    • #2 Quickdraws or 2 more alpine draws for 6 draws total
  • Nut tool
  • Gear sling (optional)- you can also make one out of nylon cord or use a 60 cm sewn sling
  • Climbing pack- small pack you could wear on a long climb that fits while wearing your harness
  • First aid kit, which includes a knife
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