Outdoor Rock 101

In this 2-day course, participants will learn a foundation of anchor building, climbing movement, and the technical skills to climb outdoors. This hands-on course is designed as a bridge for individuals who are making a gym-to-crag transition or those who wish to become independent climbers.

$380 per person

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Rock Climbing Lessons

After a round of introductions and a disscussion about the format of the course you’ll immediately dive into hands on lessons.

We specialize in teaching movement
The most important skill in climbing? Climbing. Peak has developed a methodology of teaching climbing movement that works for the beginner just as well as the 5.12 gym climber looking to make the step outdoors. We’ll break down movement in drills that focus on footwork, muscle isolation, route reading, and climbing strategy.

Technical rope work
The curriculum for this course begins with foundational skills of tying with a figure 8 and giving a reliable belay with a Gri Gri or ATC. From here we quickly move on to building anchors, cleaning anchors, and lead belaying. If you lead in the gym, you’ll leave this course with the knowledge to lead climbs outdoors.

Become a competent climber
The instructors have been in your shoes, new to the world of climbing outdoors and looking for every opportunity to learn. Throughout the 2 days they seek out opportunities to give individual feedback and help you as the individual in your progression. We will also help participants learn the ethics of the modern climbing area to help us all preserve access.

Program Dates

Boulder Colorado:
May 15-16, 2021
June 5-6, 2021
June 19-20, 2021
July 3-4, 2021
July 17-18, 2021
July 31-August 1, 2021
August 14-15, 2021
August 28-29, 2021
September 11-12, 2021
September 25-26, 2021
October 9-10, 2021
October 23-24, 2021

Grand Junction CO:
June 12-13, 2021
October 2-3, 2021
November 6-7, 2021

Moab Utah:
October 16-17, 2021

Course Curriculum

This course covers the following topics:
1. Tie in with a figure 8
2. Toprope belay
3. Partner Check
4. Nomenclature of holds
5. Building anchors
6. Cleaning anchors
7. Footwork, muscle issolation, route reading
8. Dynamic and static movement

Program Details

Time and Place

This trip is offered in three different areas: Boulder, CO; Grand Junction, CO; and Moab, UT.

The typical day runs from 8:00am until 4:00pm.

Equipment List

All the technical climbing equipment required for this outing is included.
View equipment list as PDF

Group Size

This is a “open enrollment” program. The maximum ratio will be 4 climbers per instructor with a maximum of 8 climbers in a course.

Refund Policy

You may cancel and receive a refund of a Program for events out of your control such as an injury or family emergency. This refund will be less credit card fees. Transfers (or change of date) are allowed at no cost pending availability. You may not receive a refund if do not to show up to a Program without notice.

Get in Touch, We’ll Help You Sort This Out!

Really, just call or text! We specialize in getting to know you and planning the best trip possible with our partner, you.

Contact Us

The Peak Guide House
311 Main Street | Ouray CO 81427

Peak Mountain Guides, LLC
160 Liddell St. #C3 | Ridgway CO 81432
PO Box 2051 | Ridgway CO 81432

Authorized Permittee

Peak Mountain Guides is an authorized permittee of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison National Forest; San Juan National Forest; Bureau of Land Management Monticello, Moab, Gunnison, and Glennallen Field Offices; Eldorado Canyon State Park; Ouray Ice Park, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks; and National Parks including Mt. Rainier, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Colorado National Monument. Peak Mountain Guides is an equal opportunity service provider.