The intro to outdoor rock climbing trip is designed for first time climbers and for those who would like to transition from indoor gym climbing to the great outdoors.
We believe everyone can enjoy rock climbing and our objectives are to help beginners learn the basics and pursue this fantastic sport. We take a short hike to a natural cliff face, discuss climbing safety and knots, and begin climbing and belaying. You will have plenty of opportunity to climb and practice belaying as we top-rope climb on at least 5-6 routes with unique rock types and features. Participants will learn the fundamental skills necessary to pass a belay test in an indoor climbing gym.
- Understanding Climbing Gear – Harness, Helmets, Biners, Belay Device(ATC and Auto Locking), Chalk Bag, Rock Shoes, Rope, Quick
- Climbing Knots
- Climbing Commands
- Learn how to belay climbers and catch a fall
- Learn basic technique to climb rock faces and cracks
- Cragging area Ethics, Safety concerns
- Climbing on Toprope
Minimum Age8 years old
- Climbing Gear:
- Belay Device(ATC and Auto Locking)
- Chalk Bag
- Quick Draws
- Transport to the trailhead and back.
We will help organize carpools
- Full Meals
- Gratuities for Instructors
I had done some rock climbing 20 years back but did not have confidence of getting onto the rock again. I did not like the climbing walls in the gym with their big rounded holds which almost feel slippery. I had almost given up on climbing when I found about Sandeep's Intro to Rock Climbing Course. Knowing about his Rainier climb leader role, I knew it will be a great learning experience. I did the course on Sept 7th. Starting with the basics, Sandeep made it so easy that in a short time we were not only ready to try harder routes but were also ready to belay the fellow climbers under his guidance. Even though we were climbing in a pretty safe environment, he made sure that we follow the safety measures and wanted us to make it a habit. He says all of us are ready to pass the belayer certificate test at the local gym. I better attempt that before I forget the basics :).
I took the Intro To Outdoor Rock Climbing Course August 24th and had a great time! The instruction given by Sandeep Nain was well organized and detailed. Our infield curriculum included review and practical applications of climbing gear, climbing knots, climbing commands, belay techniques, climbing ethics and of course safety, which Sandeep emphasized throughout this one day course. Our group then had the opportunity to do 5+ top rope climbs on routes varying in difficulty, great work out! On top of meeting some great people we finished the day with a dip in the river! You can't beat that! I highly recommend this course.
As a newbie to rock climbing, I took the intro to outdoor rock climbing with Miyar Adventures. Our lead instructor, Sandeep was great and so was his assistant who joined us for the course training at Gritscone. As a group of five, we were able to tackle five climbs in one day ranging from 5.5 to 5.9. This allowed each climber more opportunities to practice the techniques, work on the commands, and gain experience with various rock formations. It’s a great value esp. considering we were a small group. Sandeep is a knowledgeable climber and a genuinely nice person. We hung out for a bit after the course and had great conversations with interesting people!