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Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Anacortes, WA , United States
8 h
English

About Your Host

Sandeep began his climbing career in the Pacific Northwest, and is always seeking new challenges. He has climbed extensively in the Cascades, stood atop the five volcanos of Washington, and navigated several technical routes such as Liberty Ridge on Rainier and North Ridge on Baker. Sandeep is an avid rock climber and enjoys hard sport climbs as well as challenging multi-pitch alpine routes like N. Ridge of Mt Stuart. Driven by a passion for adventure and new cultural experiences, Sandeep leads expeditions in the India, Nepal, and Kilimanjaro. His extensive high altitude climbing experience includes reaching several 20,000ft peaks and achieving three first-ascents in the Himalayas. These incredible climbing achievements are due in part to his utmost attention to safety and risk management. As an active volunteer for Mountain Rescue, Sandeep is experienced with actual emergency scenarios and he even earned the Life Saving Award for an especially difficult mission. Sandeep also co-organizes and leads charity summits of Mt Rainier for Asha, a non-profit organization helping underprivileged youth in India. Sandeep loves nothing more than to get outdoors, and he thoroughly enjoys guiding others and promoting a fun and safe expedition.

What we'll do

The intro to outdoor rock climbing trip is designed for first time climbers and for those who would like to transition from indoor gym climbing to the great outdoors. We believe everyone can enjoy rock climbing and our objectives are to help beginners learn the basics and pursue this fantastic sport. We take a short hike to a natural cliff face, discuss climbing safety and knots, and begin climbing and belaying. You will have plenty of opportunity to climb and practice belaying as we top-rope climb on at least 3-5 routes with unique rock types and features. Participants will learn the fundamental skills necessary to pass a belay test in an indoor climbing gym. Skills Covered: -Understanding Climbing Gear – Harness, Helmets, Biners, Belay Device(ATC and Auto Locking), Chalk Bag, Rock Shoes, Rope, Quick-Draws -Climbing Commands -Learn how to belay climbers and catch a fall -Learn basic technique to climb rock faces and cracks -Cragging area Ethics, Safety concerns -Climbing on Toprope Class Includes: Climbing Gear: Rock Shoes, Harness, Helmets, Biners, Belay Device(ATC and Auto Locking), Chalk Bag, Rope, Quick Draws The class will take place at Mount Erie, but is subject to change depending on weather conditions.

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