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Multi-Pitch Efficiency

  • Planet Granite 1405 NW 14th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

Do you aspire to finish objectives more efficiently? Would you like to simplify your rope work skills and station management at anchors? This clinic will cover strategies for approaching longer routes with efficient technical systems. We’ll cover the finer points of efficient rope management and quick transitions. We will also talk and practice efficient descending techniques. Whether on rock or ice we’ll learn how to cover more ground and move with efficiency.

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, auto-blocking belay device, carabiner, rock shoes. Having a few slings and anchor building materials will be useful.

Optional Gear: Any equipment you have that you want further instruction on.

Max. Class Size: 10

Instructor: Mick Pearson, Kaf Adventures

Tuition: $55

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About the Instructor

Mick resides in Seattle, WA managing Kaf Adventures an outdoor education and adventure travel company, and works tirelessly to provide world-class experiences and educational experiences that provide knowledge and a greater perspective of wilderness travel.

Mick’s true passion is education. He has found a unique passion for educating aspiring instructors and guides in the U.S. You will find him outside helping new leaders gain confidence in their ability to make decisions in complex environments.

Mick is an AMGA certified Rock and Alpine Guide, SPI Program Provider, AMGA Instructor Team Member, LNT Master Trainer, a Wilderness First Responder, a certified Level 3 AAI Avalanche graduate, and a Course Leader for the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education.