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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

Required Gear: Harness, belay-device

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: $55


About the Instructor

John is a guide and outdoor educator based here in Portland. He's a true mutli-discipline guide, having lead trips sea kayaking, rafting, hiking, backpacking, skiing, rock, climbing, mountaineering, and even snow shoeing. Currently, he focuses on teaching skills to aspiring outdoors people, including backcountry skiing and avalanche safety, mountaineering and crevasse rescue, and rock climbing skills. He is also the Portland Program Director for Kaf Adventures, where he runs their Mt Hood Climbing program. When he's not outdoors, he is either building something or hanging out with his wife and new baby.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Earlier Event: November 13
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