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Efficiency in Multi-Pitch Climbing

  • Mazama Mountaineering Center 527 Southeast 43rd Avenue Portland, OR, 97215 United States (map)

Do you aspire to bigger and more involved objectives? Would you like to simplify and master the ropework and rigging of multi-pitch anchors? In this clinic we will cover some strategies for approaching longer routes with confidence and moving quickly. We’ll cover the finer points of efficient rope management and transitions, as well as more advanced techniques like simul-climbing and short-fixing. Whether on rock, ice or snow, we’ll learn how to cover more ground and move with the efficiency of a pro.Learn advanced techniques to improve the fun factor/efficiency on moderate terrain and to guide you through the steeper stuff. Additionally, learn techniques to move through the terrain when the ice gets thin or simply disappears. Mastering the skills in this clinic can potentially open doors to new, longer, and more technical venues in vertical world.

Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advanced Climbing Skills

Equipment to Bring:
Climbing Helmet
Climbing Harness
Rock Shoes
Tubular belay device (ATC or Reverso)
Locking carabiners (4)
Non-locking carabiners (4)
Personal anchor system
Prussik/hollow block for rappelling

Optional Gear:
Grigri-style device
Microtraxion-style device


Earlier Event: November 15
Sierra High Route Traverse