Anchor Clinic

Rock Climbing Anchors

Rock Climbing Anchor Protection Intstruction

The first step to being an independent climber is learning how to set up top-ropes. Setting 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.

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:
Boulder Rock Club
2829 Mapleton Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301


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 book separately for $40/night.  Please call our office for reservations.


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