If you already know how use basic equipment, know basic ropework like tying the figure-8 follow through, and you know how to belay, this course will open up the whole world of outdoor toproping to you, your friends, and your family. Anchoring, edge security, and site management will be the primary focus of this one day course.
In this course, our instructors will teach fundamental anchoring principles in a ground school setting and then quickly transition to using those skills to establish toprope setups for a small group. From the top of climb, participants will learn to position their climbing rope in the best place to facilitate a rock climb, and they will learn how to use a series of tethers and backups to be secure in the process. If you are just getting in to rock climbing and looking for more independence, these skills are vital to making your first trips out on your own.
8am : Introductions and Approach
930am : Review Basic Skills and Warm up climb
1030am : Instructor Demo and Site Management Discussion
1130am : Lunch
12pm : Ground School Anchoring Activity
1pm : Student Setup Activity 1
230pm : Student Setup Activity 2
3pm : Q&A and Debrief
Colorado Mountain School offers a 16 bunk lodge that is conveniently located upstairs from our office and classroom in downtown Estes Park. The lodge features a full kitchen, WiFi, a lounge and hot showers. Reserve a bed now for just $40 per night (plus tax).
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.
All Upcoming Dates and Locations:
- June 20, 2021 - June 20, 2021 - Top Rope Climbing Anchors - Denver, Colorado
- July 4, 2021 - July 4, 2021 - Top Rope Climbing Anchors - Boulder, Colorado
- August 1, 2021 - August 1, 2021 - Top Rope Climbing Anchors - Boulder, Colorado
- August 15, 2021 - August 15, 2021 - Top Rope Climbing Anchors - Denver, Colorado
- August 29, 2021 - August 29, 2021 - Top Rope Climbing Anchors - Boulder, Colorado
- September 26, 2021 - September 26, 2021 - Top Rope Climbing Anchors - Boulder, Colorado
- October 24, 2021 - October 24, 2021 - Top Rope Climbing Anchors - Boulder, Colorado