Intro to Trad Climbing Skills Course

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May 31st (classroom) and June 1st (local climbing crag)

Canada

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Required Skill Sets:

  • confidently lead easy to moderate sport routes
  • build top-rope anchors on bolts
  • can rappel

Topics to be covered:

  • why trad?
  • introduction to types of trad gear
  • using trad gear and alpine draws
  • building trad anchors
  • safety issues specific to trad climbing
  • differences between trad and sport
  • brief overview of a few trad climbing destinations
  • review of resources available

By the end of the course, participants will have a basic understanding of the types of trad gear available, how to evaluate the safety of trad gear placements, how to use alpine draws, and how to build a trad anchor.

Cost: $150 per participant

Age: You must be 19 years or older to participate

Number of participants: To ensure a safe and informative experience for everyone, the course is capped at 8 participants.

Who should register: People who are interested in trad climbing and have extensive experience with sport climbing.

Who SHOULDN'T register: If you can not confidently sport climb or build a top rope anchor, then this course might not be for you. If you are unsure if the course is suitable for your experience level, send us a message at climbnovascotia@gmail.com with your climbing resume and we'll let you know.

What do you need to participate: CNS can provide all other personal safety equipment if necessary. You will be asked what equipment you already own on the registration page. You will need to bring food, water, and weather-appropriate clothing for the outdoor portion. You will be responsible for transportation to all portions of the course, but you may be able to arrange a ride with other participants.

Disclaimer: Remember, climbing is dangerous and you could die or be seriously hurt. Taking this course only means that you will be more aware of the risks, not immune from them. All participants will have to sign a waiver which can be found here https://app.waiverforever.com/pending/v9pfISiwmF1458763759

Instructor Bio
Jamie Simpson has been climbing cliffs for longer than he’s willing to admit. He was mentored on the granite of Welsford New Brunswick, and has since climbed rock in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Maine, New Hampshire, Red Rocks, Joshua Tree, Bugaboos, Squamish and Mexico. He climbs sport routes, loves multi-pitch trad, and has been known to boulder on occasion. Jamie has introduced numerous new climbers to adventuring safely in the vertical world. When not climbing, Jamie makes time for his work as a lawyer, writer and educator.


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May 31st (classroom) and June 1st (local climbing crag)

Canada

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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