Learn to spot the good from the bad, and what is important in your system. In this clinic, Jeff will talk and explain basic anchors system, what really matters in building anchors, and keeping a team secure on climbs. This clinic focuses on the simplicity of anchors and helps answer questions about the use of different anchor setups. Whether you are a new or intermediate climber, you will walk away with a better understanding of anchors. Skills covered: Anchoring the team to the wall, loads on the anchor, protecting the climber, protecting fixed anchors, basic top rope set up, basic sport climbing anchors.
Prerequisite: Intermediate level climbing with some previous experience building anchors.
Max Participants: 10
Required Gear: Harness, Belay device, Pen & Paper
Optional Gear: 220 CM sling, cordelette, 4 locking carabiners, 4 non-locking carabiners, prusiks
Instructor: Jeff Shapiro
About the Instructor
Jeff Shapiro is a professional climber and pilot who has devoted his life to the mountains. Whether climbing on rock, ice, or flying above them, he strives for “full value adventure and self exploration.” Over the 30 years of his climbing related life, he finds the greatest rewards in focusing earned skill-sets towards attempting new routes in the greater ranges. A new route on the NW face of Ri Wu Qie Feng in the Daxue Shan range of western China and, the first ascent of the south face of Brammah II in the Kashmir Himalaya are two recent highlights.