This class goes over technical skills needed to avoid accidents and deal with accidents if they happen. We’ll learn ways to set up multi pitch rappels for maximum safety and efficiency. We’ll go over all the ways the most common accidents can occur and learn how to avoid them and how to deal with them should they occur. Prerequisites for the class are solid foundation in anchor building and gear placements and some experience with multi pitch climbing.
Student to guide ratio 4:1
**This in an intermediate/advanced level clinic. Prerequisites: Intro to Multi-pitch clinic, plus personal multi-pitch experience (sport or trad) OR multi-pitch experience, including the ability to build an equalized anchor, belay from above and set-up a rappel without coaching.
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.
APRIL 2-3RD Bishop, OCT 22-23RD Bishop, NOV 19-20TH Bishop (Women's Course)