Anchor Clinic

Rock Climbing Anchors

The first step to being an independent climber is learning how to set up top-ropes. Setting up rock climbing anchors upon which your and others’ lives depend must be done correctly.  This one-day class teaches you how to build a variety or rock climbing anchors. These anchors will range from single top rope anchors to advanced multi-pitch anchors. We recommend taking the Intro to Rock Climbing Course or have similar experience before taking this course.

Rock Climbing Anchors Protection Intstruction

Course Details


Knowing how and where to build anchors is a fundamental skill required for all types of rock climbing. Learn to build them well.

Topics include:

  • Learn what equipment you need and how to manage a top-rope site
  • Learn the difference between a top-rope anchor and a multi-pitch anchor
  • Gain insight into how to assess site hazards
  • Learn the highest standards for anchors
  • Receive constructive feedback from a professional guide
  • Gain the knowledge to build anchors and climb on your own


Experience with basic knots, belaying and climbing commands


8:00am - 4:00pm


8 hours

Maximum Ratio:


Minimum Age:

Please call to register participants under 18

Meeting location:

Boulder Dates:
Neptune Mountaineering
633 S Broadway St.
Boulder, CO 80305


Denver Dates:
Big Daddy Bagels
106 N Rubey Dr # D
Golden, CO 80403


With a sixteen-bed lodge available to Colorado Mountain School students and the public.  SPI candidates are welcome to reserve a bed, but should be aware that there course meets each morning in Boulder - approximately a 50 minute drive from our lodge.  Our lodge is located in downtown Estes Park with a full kitchen, WiFi and hot showers. Lodging must be booked separately for $40/night.  Please call our office for reservations.


All of our courses can be run as custom outings.  If you're interested in a course, but it doesn't fit into your schedule, please check out our custom guiding options.