We will review material from the Trad is Rad Class and then dive deeper into the techniques of trad climbing. We’ll learn how to remove trad gear, clear communications and go over the general flow of multi pitch climbing. We’ll practice setting up an anchor and belaying from the top.
On the second day students will split into two groups of two and we’ll do a multi pitch climb (bringing in one more guide for two, 2:1 groups). Students will get the chance to mock lead, build anchors and belay each other while on the climb.
Student to guide ratio Day 1, 4:1, day 2, 2:1
**Prerequisites for this class: at least a few consistent months of climbing experience (in the gym or outside), must be able to tie-in and belay proficiently, have some experience with lead belaying or lead climbing (in the gym, sport or trad).
Advanced Rock Craft Educational Program
Climbing classes taught by Miranda Oakley with FIFTHclass Climbing School in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.
Established to provide continuing education for climbers seeking mentorship in reaching their climbing goals. With years of teaching, guiding and climbing experience, Miranda has come up with class curricula that involve hands-on learning for participants under the safety and supervision of an AMGA certified guide.
Over the past few years, climbing has become insanely popular with more people than ever tackling elite climbing goals. With fatal climbing accidents in Yosemite NP averaging two per year, the need for climbing mentorship and classes is higher than ever, not only to keep climbers safe but also to teach solid climbing ethics in order to minimize our environmental impact as the sport grows.
These classes steer students towards learning-oriented goals rather than summit goals. The emphasis needs to shift, there is no shame in bailing off of a big climb…we learn more from bailing than we do from reaching the summit. As long as you’re safe, learning something valuable and having fun then your climbing is a success.
*Pricing is based on the ratio of students per guide. There must be a minimum of 3 participants for each class to run. Price includes camping for two nights with the option to rent camping gear (tent and sleeping bag) and 2 days of instruction and climbing.
OCT 8-9TH Bishop, NOV 5-6TH Bishop (Women's Class)