Intro to rock climbing

Course outline

Day 1: Typical venue would be Morro slabs 9am to 5pm

  • Equipment overview
  • Knots and rope safety
  • Rappeling and climbing techniques
  • Anchor building
  • Introduction to setting up a top rope

Day 2: Typical venue would be the Rock Gardens 9am to 5pm

  • Setting up top ropes
  • Guarding against pendulum falls
  • Protecting your belayer
  • Lead climbing demonstration

Course cost

$1200 +gst for up to 6 participants

Course dates

Courses can be scheduled from May to October.

General info

This is a 2 day course designed to give you the skills you need to comfortably get out on your own.

Equipment list

Equipment list for day rock climbing

  • Daypack large enough for spare clothing, lunch, climbing equipment
  • Lunch and water
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (long pants help protect the knees while climbing)
  • Footwear for hiking
  • I can provide rock shoes, harness, helmet and all technical climbing equipment
  • You will need to pick up rock shoes from Gravity Gear the day before the course