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Date Saturday  6/18/2022
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title PPG ARCPro Basic Climbing Anchors
Start Time 8:00 AM
End Time 4:00 PM
Status Approved
Leader Scott Kime
Group Price $45.00
NonGroup Price $45.00
Leader Price $30.00
Available Participants 1
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


Saturday from 8 am until 4 pm at Castlewood Canyon State Park near Castle Rock.

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Contact leader by email for any questions


Class Objectives-

This class if for those who have taken an introductory rock climbing class and want to learn how to set up their own top-rope and sport anchors.  We will teach climbing anchor fundamentals that can also be applied to traditional rock, snow and ice anchors. 


Registrants should have already taken BMS Rock Climbing, or have the equivalent basic rock climbing skills.  Leading skills are not necessary.

Special Gear Requirements-

Students will receive the book Climbing Anchors (How To Climb Series) 2013 by John Long (Author), Bob Gaines (Author)

Students should own or purchase as much of the gear listed below as possible. Where the expense of any of the below is not feasible for the student, contact  the leader to see whether arrangements can be made for loaner use during the Field Session.

Basic climbing kit- harness, helmet, shoes (approach are OK)

Belay/rappel device- whatever you own and use, preferably an autoblocking type such as BD Guide or Petzl Reverso, or an assisted-braking device like the GriGri.

Personal Anchor System (PAS) or 120 cm sewn nylon sling for tether/rappel extension

Rappel back-up sling- made from 5 or 6 mm diameter nylon cord tied into an 11-13 inch loop or a 13.5 inch HollowBlock sling

Gear for anchor construction-

Cordelette- 16-30 ft. of 7 mm diameter nylon cord (untied length)

#2 120 cm sewn runners (nylon or Dyneema)

Locking carabiners- at least 4

Non-locking carabiners- at least 4

**Optional**-  Longer webbing/cordage for rigging top-rope anchor- if you have long lengths of webbing, a static line, or an old climbing rope you can bring them.  We will have some static ropes available for you to use for this purpose also.


Registrants will be contacted with further details.  When you register, please make sure your email address is correct!  We look forward to climbing with you.

***There is a $10 Cancellation Fee.  No refunds will be provided for No Shows. Contact leader if you need to cancel.***



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.