Climbing Gym to Crag (Focus Anchors)

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Transitioning from gym climbing to setting up your own outdoor climbs can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Climb outside more this year than ever before by learning these fundamental tools for navigating the crag. Our classes have the best student to instructor ratio in North Carolina, taught by passionate, professional and knowledgeable guides, you will leave ready to go out on your own. During this class, you will learn the basics of locating climbs, building top rope anchors, outdoor belay techniques, what gear to buy and how to stay safe. By the end of the day, each climber will get to set up their own top rope system and climb on it.

Who is this for? All climbers looking to learn or refresh their knowledge of top rope systems, anchor building techniques, risk management and climbing gear fundamentals.

Client to guide ratio: 6:1

Trip Length: This is a full day course and requires participants to bring a lunch

2021 Dates: March 20th, May 15th (Crowders Mountain State Park)

Want more dates? With two or more students we can provide custom dates. Just reach out by using the contact us button below.

Climbing areas include: Crowders, Pilot and Stone Mountain State Parks, Rocky Face Recreational Area, Rumbling Bald, various areas in Pisgah National Forest including Linville Gorge, Table Rock, Snakes Den and Big Ivy all in NC. We also occasionally guide at Big Rock, climbing areas near Table Rock SC.


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Cost for Full Day
1 $225
2 $165 Each
3 $130 Each
4 to 5 $100 Each
6 $95 Each


*Curious on pricing? Contact us to find out how many people are already registered.

Topics Covered:

  • Using guide books and topography maps
  • Introduction to climbing Knots (Figure 8 follow through, Boling, Clove Hitch, Water knot, double fisherman’s)
  • Building natural and fixed(bolted) anchors
  • Approaching the edge
  • Body movement
  • Outdoor belaying
  • Climbing safety
  • Using a redirect
  • Knowledge of climbing gear and equipment essentials
  • LNT

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NC Outdoor Adventures

NC Outdoor Adventures,
1173 Whitson Branch Rd.
Bakersville NC 28705
Phone: (828) 260-4505
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