Berkeley - Three Person Rock Climbing Rope Teams Workshop

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Berkeley - Three Person Rock Climbing Rope Teams Workshop

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WHY TAKE OUR WORKSHOPS?

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.


WHAT WE DO DIFFERENT

A three person rope team requires new skills and techniques to move safely and efficiently through technical terrain.

In this workshop we teach the techniques required to get your party of three or more safely up and down a climb. We'll cover parallel, caterpillar, and rope-end climbing techniques, including transitions between the three as well as discuss the appropriate scenarios for each.  We’ll teach you strategies for managing multiple ropes, and go over rescue skills adapted specifically for 3-person rock climbing teams.

This is the stuff that you watch the pros do and think to yourself "WOW, I need to learn how to do that!"


PRE-REQUISITES

This is an advanced 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.


WHAT IS INCLUDED: 
Professionally trained and certified climbing guides; park fees; climbing equipment (ropes, anchoring equipment, helmets, harness, shoes, belay devices)
WHAT TO BRING:
Water (2-liters); lunch/snacks; tip for your guides; sunscreen; sun glasses; sun hat
WHAT TO WEAR:
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)
PICK UP LOCATION:
(Email to ask if available - additional charges apply)

Downtown San Francisco - Across from the Montgomery Street Bart Station, directly in front of McDonalds (between 2nd and New Montgomery St.)
CLIMBING LOCATION:
We'll be heading into the Berkeley Hills, approximately 30 minutes from Downtown San Francisco.
TIMING:
If you've chosen the transportation add-on, then we'll be departing at 7:00 AM. (Be sure to email us first to make sure this option is available - additional fees DO apply)
If you've chosen to drive yourself, then we'll send you driving directions and will meet you at the cliffs at 8:00AM.



WAIT LISTING!

  • 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.


ITINERARY

  • 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.