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Good Enough Anchors

  • The Source Climbing Center 1118 Main Street Vancouver WA 98660 United States (map)

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

Tuition: $55

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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.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Earlier Event: November 13
Expedition Unknown
Later Event: November 14
Crack Climbing