Top Rope Anchors + Outdoor Climbing Intro
The First Step to Becoming the Next Alex Honnold
This top rope anchors + Outdoor intro course is the complete step to star rock climbing outdoors. Take the critical learning to arm yourself with the skill to set up top rope anchors and climb on bolt or naturally anchored routes.
- 2 full day out in the field with an ACMG guide
- Access to our online course
- Access to our top-up clinics throughout the season
This course delivers the fundamentals required to get you outdoors and climbing rock. The skills acquired on this course are the foundation of sport climbing, trad climbing, multi-pitch climbing, and beyond.
We also provide top-up clinics as part of this course, so you can continue your learning even after the course is over. All you have to do is book your slot, and get yourself back out on the rock with one of our guides!
All students will also get access to our online course, so you can study before you head out into the field and continue learning even when the field day is over.
Length: 2 Days
Locations: Squamish, BC.
Meeting point: The Squamish Adventure Centre
Prerequisites: No experience needed!
Skills Learned: Useful knots, top rope anchors, belay techniques, route selection, crag hazard management and what the word 'crag' means.
Season: Scheduled Dates All Summer
Extras: Access to online course and top-up clinics
Max. Guest to Guide Ratio: 4:1
Scheduled Courses - 2021
June 26, 27 $310 / person
August 7, 8 $310 / person
September 4, 5 $310 / person
Custom Dates on Demand
What You Will Learn
Participants will practice using a top rope anchor system, the foundational skills of outdoor climbing, under the direct supervision of the Guide in a supportive environment.
Skills covered on this single day course:
- Route Selections- Macro and Micro
- Crag Hazard Recognition and Mitigation
- Gear Selection
- Bolt Evaluation
- Setting Up a Top Rope
- Safe Rappelling
Did two climbing courses with Altus and both were great! Very skilled and experienced instructors who knew how to pass on their knowledge and let you learn hands-on. I can fully recommend Altus for any outdoor course or trip!
- Tim P
Tucker catered the course to our experience levels, and I felt that every step was helpful and built upon the previous skill. There were loads of practice time, climb time, and I finished the course feeling confident that I could practice those skills on my own/with friends.
- Alex W
Is This Course For You?
This course is designed for individuals with some minor experience with rock climbing and wish to do simple top-rope climbing outdoors. This is the first step to becoming an outdoor rock climber.
- Minor Previous Gym Experiences (a couple of times)
- Climb Indoors at 5.4
- Familiarity with Belaying
- Familiarity with Climbing Knots and Gear
- Figure 8 Knot
- How to Put on a Harness
Still Have Questions or Concerns?
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns or requests on how we can make this the best trip ever!!!