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Crack Climbing

  • Planet Granite 1405 Northwest 14th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

Are you a sport climber who would like to venture into traditional terrain but the cracks get in the way? Are you a traditional climber that would like to add new skills to their arsenal and/or improve efficiency? Or would you like to try out crack climbing for the first time? This clinic will teach the most important movement in traditional climbing. A hint on a few of the skills to be covered: varying hand/finger techniques, how to jam without pain, new footwork concepts, and tricks for efficiency.

Prerequisite: None

Equipment to Bring:
Climbing Helmet
Climbing Harness
Rock Shoes
Tubular belay device (ATC or Reverso)
Locking carabiners (2)
Tape Gloves

Optional Gear:
Grigri-style device
Microtraxion-style device

Instructor:

Banner photo: Tommy Lisbin

Later Event: November 16
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