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Multi-Pitch Efficiency

  • Planet Granite 1405 Northwest 14th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 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.

Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advanced Climbing Skills

Location Requirement: If you haven’t previously climbed at Planet Granite, you will need to fill out their liability waiver and watch a short video. You can do this entire process ahead of time by going here. This process takes about 15 minutes. We highly recommend doing this before the clinic.

Required Equipment: Harness, belay device, carabiner, rock shoes

Optional Gear: Ti-bloc, mini traction, ascender, any equipment you have that you want further instruction on.

Instructor: John Barkhausen

Max. Class Size: 10

Tuition: $45


About the Instructor

Over the last 10 or so years, John has been turning a passion for exploring wild places and meeting new and exciting people into a lifelong pursuit and sustainable career. This adventure has has given him the opportunity to guide a variety of activities all over the country and internationally, and teach groups of all ages how to climb, kayak, ice climb, ski, camp, and even ride a bike for the very first time. On his own adventures, he heads into the mountains in search of clean, remote, and secluded lines to either climb or ski (depending on the season). He is currently based in Portland, Oregon, and works as the Education Program Coordinator for the Mazamas.

AMGA Certified Rock Instructor

AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

Avalanche Level 1 and 2

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Crack Climbing