Intermediate Rock Course

In this 2 day intermediate rock climbing course participants learn the technical skills to become an independent party. This course dives into the principles and methodology of building anchors and setting up rock climbs on toprope. You’ll learn how to address common issues encountered in the single pitch environment with the most up to date best practices.

$400 per person

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Day 1:
After brief introductions the group will dive into sorting out equipment and issuing technical gear for those who need to borrow it. The first order of business is for the guide to demonstrate setting up a toprope followed by a half day of movement lessons and climbing. The afternoon lessons revolve around the placement adn removal of rock protection and the principles of building multiple component anchors.

Day 2:
The morning begins with a quick review of the previous day’s anchoring lesson. Additional considerations and options are layered on. After another session of movement lessons and climbing the group will cover belaying from above and cleaning anchors.

Program Dates

Boulder Colorado:
May 1-2, 2021
June 26-27, 2021
July 10-11, 2021
July 24-25, 2021
August 21-22, 2021
September 18-19, 2021

Unaweep Canyon:
May 29-30, 2021
October 9-10, 2021

Skills Covered

  • Placement and removal of rock protection
  • Building a “trad” anchor
  • Directional protection
  • Evaluating fixed anchors
  • Cleaning anchors
  • Top belay w/ plaquette
  • Configure plaquette for lower


Group Size

This is an open enrollment course. The maximum group size is 3.

Time and Place

This trip runs in a number of different climbing areas. Detailed instructions on where to meet are given during the registration process. In general, the days run from 8am to 4pm.

Equipment List

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

Contact Us

Mountain Trip

135 W Colorado Ave 2A | Telluride, C0 81435

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.