HighXposure’s Into to Outdoor Climbing course requires no previous climbing experience. Your guide will assess your physical abilities and progress during the day and will tailor your experience appropriately. You will learn basic rock climbing techniques that will help you climb rock efficiently, use of a climbing harness, helmet, belay device, basic climbing knots, and will learn standard climbing communications. You will also learn about objective hazards, techniques used to minimize risk, and you will learn about LNT (Leave no trace.)
Your guide can accommodate you or your group up to 4 climbers total. You are booking a private day of climbing / instruction and will not be placed into a larger group. Your day and your instruction will be customized to you and your group's abilities and knowledge.
All our courses are designed to be completable in one full day. In most cases, this is the norm however with higher level courses, if your guide feels you have not mastered the material by the end of the day he will suggest additional training. If this occurs it is because you are not yet able to execute critical procedures and show proficiency with critical skills. Larger groups can be challenging particularly for the Top-rope Anchor, Learn to Lead, and Self-Rescue for Climbers courses, which all have lengthy skill demonstration components.
No technical equipment is required. HighXposure supplies whatever is necessary. Feel free to bring your personal gear. We will fill-in as needed.