Intro to Rock Climbing
Part 1: Foundation skills for beginning climbers
Our 2 day Part 1 Intro course is great for students that want to start rock climbing outside. The desert southwest offers a great venue for students to learn to climb on a variety of rock types, and cliff formations. This class will focus on the skills that every beginning climber needs to set up anchors and climb on their own. We will spend time on skill lessons and get a ton of mileage climbing on the rock!
This course will focus on climbing movement at first along with belaying and knot tying skills. Our course then moves onto basic anchor set-up, rappelling, gear selection/care, risk assessment, Leave No Trace ethics, and much more. This course is the 1st in our Part 1 and 2 progression of courses which are the primer to our intermediate and advanced level courses in lead climbing and rescue.
At Southwest Climbing we pride ourselves on quality teaching and a logical curriculum development. All of our courses include course materials such as, assigned readings, handouts, skills check-lists, and practice drills. We are excited to offer you a world class destination to learn in with an experienced and certified professional instructor and guide!
Possible Learning Outcomes
- Climbing movement
- Belaying a top-rope and lead climber
- Equipment use, selection, and care
- Anchoring: natural, and bolt anchors
- Climber communication
- Hazard recognition and risk management
- Ethics, LNT (Leave No Trace), and Crag stewardship
- Guidebook use
- Training for climbing
- Experience level: This is an entry level course
- Length of trip: 2 days
- When and Where: We operate year round from our base in Prescott, Arizona and many other southwest destinations. Schedule a group course or private dates by using our sign up link.
- Participant maximum: 5:1 student to instructor ratio
- Pricing: Starts at $315 per person, assuming a minimum participation of 2 people.