Anchor and Self Rescue

Top Rope Acnhor

How do I set up a Top Rope?  What do I do at the top of a sport lead?  

What are self rescue Skills???  How can I build safe rope climbing systems for my friends and family?

How can I set up a top rope without lead climbing?

  • Terrain assessment
  • Climbing site considerations, leave no trace, climbing etiquette to others
  • Ground anchors and back up belayers
  • Review of equipment (ropes, cords, various carabiners, harnesses)
  • Using bolts and slings to create TR anchors
  • S.E.R.E.N.E.
  • Using a static line to create a TR system
  • Personal anchor systems, tether lines or belays to set up TR
  • Pre-equalized climbing anchors
  • Self equalized climbing anchors
  • Lowering techniques for you and your partner


How to Properly Use Climbing Protection

  • Terrain assessment, micro and macro rock features
  • Good gear placements and improper gear placements
  • Cleaning and retrieving equipment
  • Set traditional (clean climbing) protection such as slings, nuts, spring loaded camming devices (SLCDs), hexes, bolts, tricams, and various gear
  • Understanding of chords, runners, slings, webbing, ropes, and how to use them properly.
  • Build pre and self equalized climbing anchors.
  • Build more anchors, and build a few more anchors!!


Self Rescue

  • How to Ascend Rope
  • How to Escape the Belay
  • How to Transfer the Load
  • How to Rappel with an Injured Climber
  • How to Rescue a Top Rope Climber
under rock
Ice Anchor


Half Day (4 hours)

1 person for $195
2 people $ 285
3 people $ 355
4-6 people – $90 per each additional person

Full Day (8 hours)

1 person $335
2 people $ 520
3 people $ 660
4-6 people – $105 per each additional person