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Outdoor Sport Leading Intermediate Rock Climbing in Oregon!

Portland, OR , United States
8 h
English

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Kaf – (pronounced like cough) – is an old mystical Hebrew word meaning ‘the power to actualize potential.’ The Hebrew legend goes that Kaf is a sacred mythological mountain that surrounds the world and bounds the horizon. This mountain rests upon the emerald stone of sakhrat, which emanates miraculous power; together, their reflection makes the sky blue. Kaf Adventures is dedicated to self-discovery, wilderness skill education and leadership development through outdoor recreation, adventure travel, and wilderness exploration. We always strive to maintain an awareness of our impact on the natural environment and of different cultures we visit. Kaf Adventures arose out of the outdoor passions of owner and operator, Mick Pearson. Mick began studying outdoor recreation in 1997, and felt the value of experiential education while spending time with others in wild places. These experiences and interactions impacted his life, created a place for self-discovery, and gave him an appreciation for the natural world. Thus Kaf Adventures was born out of his experiences and has shared a parallel process with Mick’s journeys. What makes Kaf, Kaf? You, me and the places we go together! Kaf is all about community. Students do not just zoom in and out of our classes; they become members of the Kaf community. Though our adventures in nature, our community members form unique bonds with each other that continue to grow once back in the city. The 3 segments of Kaf: Outdoor Exploration, Adventure Travel, and Team Development. Within each segment you will find a place to learn, experience and reflect upon your daily existence.

What we'll do

This intermediate course is THE essential foundation for your sport climbing career. Prerequisites Rock Climbing 101 or comparable Rope Handling Clinic is also STRONGLY suggested before this course. If you are wanting to take lead climbing from the gym to the crag, or you want to progress from beginner routes to intermediate climbs, this is a mandatory rock climbing lesson for your safety. During this course, Kaf instructors will give you personal instruction on how to safely lead climb. You will expand your basic climbing skills by gaining knowledge about topics like gear and knots, lead belaying, lead climbing, how to build and clean an anchor, rappelling, and how to consciously fall. The Outdoor Sport Leading Climbing curriculum includes: Introduction to sport climbing gear, and purchase recommendations Introduction to sport climbing history/ethics Review of basic climbing knots Proper clipping techniques Lead belay technique (ATC & Grigri) Basic anchor construction for bolted sport anchors How to safely clean and rappel from a bolted sport anchor How to fall safely Mental tricks for lead climbing Climbing LNT/Ethics Climbing Movement Lead Climbing Technique Guide Books Equipment You will receive a full packing list upon registration, but feel free to contact Kaf Adventures with any gear specifics questions you have. On that note, Kaf will provide all group climbing gear. You will be responsible for providing personal climbing gear including harness, helmet, rock climbing shoes, and a day pack. Included in trip cost Professional instruction Passes and permits Group climbing gear including ropes, belay devices, all artificial protection needed Light snacks for the day NOT included in trip cost Transportation (carpool options available) Personal climbing equipment including harness, helmet, rock climbing shoes, and a day pack for carrying gear and belongings to the crag Lunches and water – please come prepared with at least 2 liters of water *Rentals are available at a reasonable cost. Kaf Adventures had done it’s very best to create a rental program affordable to your needs. Transportation We recognize that transportation can be tricky. Once registered, Kaf will provide information regarding meeting times, locations and any required parking permits. If interested in carpooling, we will orchestrate a meeting place between participants. Next Steps This class will set you up for the skills needed to move onto our intermediate Traditional Climbing Fundamentals course. ***Also! Please note that this course can be customized anytime!***

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