Rock Climbing Anchors

(3 customer reviews)

$400 (Includes up to 4 participants)

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4 Hours | Previous Climbing Experience Required | Equipment Included
A rock climbing anchor building class near Denver, Colorado offers participants the opportunity to learn from a professional climbing guide, Dan Krug, who builds climbing anchors every day. This class is designed for climbers of all levels, from beginners to experienced climbers who want to learn more about anchor building. The class will cover the basics of anchor building, including proper use of equipment such as carabiners, quickdraws, and slings, as well as the different types of anchors. Learn about equalizing anchors and redundant practices. Participants will also learn about risk management and how to evaluate the safety of an anchor before using it.

Dan Krug, the instructor of this class, has extensive experience in building climbing anchors and has been a professional climbing guide for many years. He will provide hands-on instruction and will lead the class through the process of building anchors step-by-step. Dan will also provide tips and tricks he has learned from his everyday experiences as a climbing guide. By the end of the class, participants will have a solid understanding of anchor building, and will feel more confident in their ability to build safe and reliable anchors. This class is a great way to learn from a professional guide and take your climbing skills to the next level.

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The Base of What I Teach

The Ernest Anchor acronym is a commonly used mnemonic in rock climbing that helps climbers remember the steps for building a safe and secure anchor system. The acronym stands for:

E – Equalization: Balancing the load between two or more anchor points to distribute the weight evenly.

R – Redundancy: Creating a backup system in case one component of the anchor fails.

N – No Extension: Making sure that the rope or gear does not stretch to its limit, reducing the risk of shock-loading the anchor.

E – Equal Load: Making sure that each piece of gear or each knot in the anchor is taking an equal share of the load.

S – Solid: Verifying that all components of the anchor are secure and will not come loose.

T – Tension: Applying tension to the rope or gear in the anchor system to make sure it is properly set.

The Ernest Anchor acronym is an important tool for climbers, as it helps to ensure that the anchor system is strong and reliable, and reduces the risk of accidents or falls. By following these steps, climbers can feel confident and secure while climbing, allowing them to focus on the climb itself and to enjoy the experience to the fullest.

Learning the basic concept is easy. Making the right choices with an infinite number of natural features and equipment combos is the hard part. So come learn from me!

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Q&A (You will be emailed full directions and instructions upon booking)

Do I need experience?

No experience is required. You will be taught everything you need to know, all equipment is provided, and climbing routes for all skill levels will be available.

Do I need equipment?

All equipment is provided with the class. You can bring your own if you have it.

Where is it located?

Our climbing location is North Table Mountain in Golden, Colorado. Expect a 20 minute drive from Denver.

How far is the hike?

From the parking lot, expect to hike about 30 minutes up the hill to our scenic climbing cliffs.

Should I arrive early?

We ask that all participants arrive at least 30 minutes early to guarantee parking.

What do I need to bring?

Water, Snacks, and Sunblock. There is no store on the property to make sure to pick these items up ahead of time. A small backpack is great for carrying your personal items.

What is your cancellation policy?

You can cancel for a full refund up until three days before your trip. No refund is provided within three days.

3 reviews for Rock Climbing Anchors

  1. Wouter C (verified owner)

    My girlfriend and I took the anchor building class. Dan was a great instructor, he was knowledgable and gave us simple tools to use that were very powerful. He also has a great ability of suggesting alternative thoughts to what you’re doing in a way that is both constructive and open minded.

    I would recommend this course for anyone beginner to expert, Dan was able to work with what skills we had and tailored the course to us. We even had the chance to climb on our very own anchor.

  2. Alex R. (verified owner)

    I only write reviews when things are exceptionally good or exceptionally bad. This one was exceptionally good. I looked at a lot of other climbing guide services, and I am sure I picked the right one. I took the anchor building class, and while I learned a LOT about anchors, I also had a really good time. We learned about top rope anchors, built anchors and then rappelled off of them just to climb up again. I learned everything I needed to know to start climbing outdoors safely and confidently. Our guide, Dan, was a true expert. If you’re looking for a good guide company, you can’t go wrong with Denver Climbing Company!

  3. Ashlee (verified owner)

    We called in last minute (a part of 9) and Dan was so accommodating. He explained every little detail, showed us how to best use the equipment and also climbing techniques. Once we got comfortable with climbing and asked to climb a more difficult route, he was more than happily to do that for us. Dan always kept a close watch and cared for our safety constantly. Definitely going back.

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