Berkeley - Advanced Multi-Pitch Climbing Techniques Workshop

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Berkeley - Advanced Multi-Pitch Climbing Techniques Workshop

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We are about sharing information, teaching skills and growing the community safely. Some people like an activity to be lead or guided, we offer that too. But these workshops are about empowering the climber with knowledge. We teach the skills you need to get out there and climb harder, and improve safety for yourself and others around you. Our workshops are structured in a way that the information is compounding, constantly building on what you just learned, or learned in a previous workshop. We understand that you are thirsty for knowledge and we will give you everything we have to quench your thirst.


This program builds on the skills you learned in the Multi-Pitch Transitions and Techniques Course. We'll focus on techniques to speed up your transitions, single and two-point anchor systems, anchors utilizing the climbing rope, methods of protecting the leader from consequential falls out of the belay, complicated belay ledges, as well as advanced techniques to protect your belayer, and leader rescue techniques.

You will fine tune your rope management with new techniques and lots of practice.

We will teach you techniques that the pros use, helping you launch beyond those that have been trying to self-teach themselves for years and still do it wrong. We teach this in a fun environment that allows you to learn and practice transitional skills without the stress of being hundreds of feet off the ground. 

Precise thoughts, organization and efficiency are essential for success in multi-pitch terrain, we will help you achieve that.


This is an advanced (Tier 3) level workshop which requires that you've already taken the following workshops:

In addition to the above pre-requisite workshops, we hope that you will have spent some time climbing outside and practicing the skills you've learned in those workshops. 

  • Students should have the ability to safely belay with a plate, tube or assisted braking device.

  • Students should be able to confidently climb at a grade of 5.6 outdoors (5.9 indoors).

Our only other requirement is that you come prepared to THINK.

Our team of professional guides are trained and certified by the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA), to ensure that you're having the best educational experience, both fun and safe, possible.

Professionally trained and certified climbing guides; park fees; climbing equipment (ropes, anchoring equipment, helmets, harness, shoes, belay devices).
Water (2-liters); lunch/snacks; tip for your guides; sunscreen; sun glasses; sun hat.
Comfortable athletic clothing; sneakers (for when you're not climbing). If you have your own personal climbing/safety equipment bring it, if you need to borrow gear from us, just let us know your waist size (for the harness), and shoes size (for our magic climbing shoes).
We'll be heading into the Berkeley Hills, approximately 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco.
We'll send you driving directions after you register, and will meet you at the cliffs at 8:00AM.


  • If the trip you'd like to reserve is out of stock, please follow this link and put yourself on the wait list. If a spot opens up, we'll notify you immediately.

A portion of the fees for each reservation is given to the parks department for conservation and sustainability. We appreciate your willingness to be a part of the effort to conserve our wild resources so that others can enjoy them after us.


  • 8:00 AM - Arrive at the climbing area; sign in paperwork.

  • 8:15 AM - Safety talk; LNT; workshop expectations.

  • 8:30 AM - Knots, hitches, workshop begins.

  • 5:30 PM - Wrap up; clean our climbing site.

  • 6:00 PM - Estimated end of class.

*Any changes to the course time will be communicated in advance of the trip date.