How To Rock Climb
4.6 (41 ratings)
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How To Rock Climb

Everything You Need To Know To Get Started Climbing!
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4.6 (41 ratings)
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141 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2018
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Price: $19.99
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Choosing and caring for your gear - select the harness, rock shoes, helmet, chalk bag, quickdraws and carabiners, belay device, and rope that fit your needs.
  • Safety Fundamentals & Tying the Essential Knots - communicate effectively with your partner, do safety checks, tie essential knots, and know the fundamentals of belaying your climbing partner.
  • How to Top-Rope Climb & Belay - this is a great way to get started climbing! Know how to climb, belay, and have fun with your partner outdoors or at the climbing gym!
  • Lead Climbing & Belay - lead climb safely, clip bolts with quickdraws, belay a climber on lead, and know some of the tips and tricks that professionals use.
  • Building Anchors - build and clean anchors to safely lower or create a top-rope outdoors at the top of a route.
  • Falling - how to safely fall and belay a falling climber when lead climbing.
  • Climbing Technique & Drills - become a stronger climber by learning advanced climbing technique and skill drills that world-class climbers use.
  • Advanced Tips - care for your gear, coil your rope, recovering your gear, bailing on a route, and clipping a high first bolt with a stick-clip.
  • Know Where To Climb - find the best resources to learn where to climb, and learn outdoor etiquette and conservation.
Requirements
  • No prerequisites or requirements, just a desire to learn how to rock climb indoors at the gym or outdoors on real rock!
  • Students should supplement this course with hands-on practice and climbing with other experienced climbers.
Description

We're here to teach you the fundamentals to get started rock climbing!  By the end of this course you’ll have the tools and knowledge to safely get outdoors and begin sport climbing - climbing single-pitch routes with pre-existing bolts.  We'll share what it takes to experience the exhilaration of climbing with an incredible landscape below you, regardless of age, gender or body type.  You'll learn how to get started, select the proper gear, and the proper skills and technique to do it safely and have fun!

Audrey Sniezek, professional rock climber and sponsored athlete, brings her 20 years of experience to bring you expert guidance.  She has climbed throughout the United States, Argentina, Europe, China and Vietnam.  

This class provides comprehensive, easy to follow videos on the following topics:

  • Selecting the proper gear
  • Knots and Safety Fundamentals
  • How to safely climb, belay and communicate with your climbing partner 
  • Top-Rope, lead climbing, and falling
  • Climbing technique and drills
  • Advanced Tips & Tricks

Come join us and let's get started!

Who this course is for:
  • Interested in experiencing the exhilaration of rock climbing but don't know where to start, how to use the gear correctly and do it safely? This course is for you!
  • We show you the instructions step by step, and tie it all together showing you how to do it outside!
Course content
Expand all 61 lectures 02:18:07
+ Introduction
4 lectures 07:16
Warning - Climbing Dangerous
00:55
Understanding Climbing Terminology
03:29
+ Climbing Gear: Selection and Maintenance
12 lectures 28:11
Climbing Gear: Introduction
01:00
Harness
01:59
Rock Shoes
05:49
Chalk Bag
00:51
Locking Carabiners
00:53
Belay Device
01:55
Belay Gloves
00:30
Helmet
01:41
Quickdraws
03:42
Personal Anchor
01:21
Rope
06:05
Care & Storage
02:25
+ Knots & Safety Fundamentals
9 lectures 13:14
Knots & Safety: Introduction
00:19
Knot: Overhand On a Bight
00:44
Knot: Rewoven Figure Eight
02:21
Safety: Checking Your Rope
02:23
Safety: Checking Your Carabiners & Quickdraws
01:52
Safety: Partner Safety Check
01:39
Fundamentals of Belaying and Selecting a Climbing Partner
02:24
Conclusion
00:59
+ Climbing Communication
2 lectures 06:09
Climbing Communication: Introduction
00:40
Climbing Commands
05:29
+ Top-Rope Climbing
3 lectures 04:26
Belay With a Top-Rope
02:31
Lowering the Climber
01:29
Conclusion
00:26
+ Anchors
3 lectures 07:08
Anchors: Introduction
00:38
Building a Sport Anchor
01:34
Cleaning the Anchor
04:56
+ Climbing For Real: Top-Rope Climbing
3 lectures 03:09
Outdoor Top-Rope Climbing: Introduction
00:58
A Real World Top-Rope Climb
01:51
Conclusion
00:20
+ Lead Climbing
4 lectures 09:34
Lead Climbing: Introduction
01:22
Clipping Bolts
03:50
Belaying a Lead Climber
03:47
Conclusion
00:35
+ Falling
3 lectures 10:49
Tips for the Climber
03:35
Tips for the Belayer
06:02
Conclusion
01:12
+ Navigating the Outdoors
2 lectures 06:38
Know Where To Climb
03:02
Climbing Etiquette
03:36