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Advanced Two-Day Multi-Pitch Climbing in Oregon!

Portland, OR , United States
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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.

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Once you’re confident with lead climbing, you’ll want to venture further up the walls – and this advanced rock climbing course will teach you exactly how to do just that. Prerequisites Traditional Climbing Fundamentals, Traditional Lead Climbing or equivalent training. Able to lead 5.8 Objectives Knowing how to climb into the unknown safely and confidently is paramount. And with our instructors’ extensive experience and judgement, you will learn the skills necessary to lead and manage partners efficiently in the multi-pitch setting. During this two-day multi-pitch course, you will fortify and hone the skills you learned in the Traditional Climbing Fundamentals and Traditional Lead Climbing courses. After completion of this course, you will be ready to learn how to rescue a partner in our Emergency Response for Multi-pitch climbers. The Multi-pitch Lead Climbing curriculum includes: Rope management at belays Anchor construction/management Communication on multi-pitch climbs Belaying from above Using an auto-locking device from above Managing multiple rappels Traditional climbing history/ethics Lead climbing strategies Efficient transitions Basic self-rescue technique Equipment You will receive a full packing list upon registration, but feel free to contact Kaf Adventures with any gear specifics questions you have. Kaf Adventures will provide all group climbing and camping equipment. You will be responsible for providing your own personal climbing and camping equipment. Included in trip cost Professional instruction Passes and permits Group climbing gear including ropes, belay devices, and all artificial protection Group camping gear including tents and kitchen necessities including stoves, pots and pans Dinner and breakfast while in the field NOT included in trip cost Transportation (carpool options available) Personal equipment including harness, helmet, and rock climbing shoes Personal camping equipment including sleeping bag and sleeping pad Lunches and Water Pack for carrying gear and personal belongings Rentals are available at a reasonable cost. Kaf Adventures has 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. Locations Smith Rocks, OR Index, WA. Tieton, WA. Red Rocks, NV Squamish, BC. Joshua Tree, CA. The 2-Day Multi-Pitch Climbing course can also be taught during one of our international rock climbing trips to El Potrero Chico, Mexico! ***Please note that this rock climbing course can be customized at any time!*** Next Steps Once you’ve made it this far in Kaf’s Rock Climbing Progression, you may want to become an instructor yourself. If so, take a look at our AMGA SPI Course and Exams.

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