Book your Trad Climbing lesson today... and have fun while being safe outdoor climbing!
Looking to expand your climbing skills and open up more climbing options? Trad (Traditional) climbing is where you lead and place protective gear into the natural features (cracks) of the cliff. Climbing on trad gear is inherently more dangerous than sport climbing or top toping.
Learning how and when to place your gear to minimize the risk will make for a safer and more enjoyable climb.
6hrs in Squamish.
Prerequisites: Lead Climbing/Belay & Anchor Building... Sport Leading experience preferred.
Trad Cleaning is not about polishing your equipment climbing. Cleaning is referring to the removal of any equipment you placed during your climb. As important as it is to lead a route safely, it's just as important to be able to come down and remove all your gear safely. Most accidents happen on the descent, so we focus a lot on the cleaning of the route.
We also cover escaping the route when you can't finished the climb which is pretty common on projects.
Our Trad Climbing Lessons INCLUDE cleaning and escaping routes.
If you do not already know how to rappel and use an approved back up system, then you can add Rappelling to your lesson. It's one of the basic outdoor skills you will certainly need to know. Adding our Rappelling course will increase your gym lesson time by 1hr.
Add 1hr to lesson time in Gym.
Once you have lots of experience climbing single pitch trad and you would like to learn how to set-up a gear anchor, we can show you. Gear anchors are most common in multi-pitch climbs but are sometimes used to build or back up top rope anchors.
Trad Anchors are very dangerous and should not be taken lightly. Learn how to build them correctly.
Prerequisites: Lead Climbing/Belay & Trad Leading experience
1hr lesson in the gym.