High Xposure’s Top-rope anchor course is a comprehensive anchor building course designed to satisfy the needs of rock climbers already familiar with the nuances and techniques that set outdoor climbing apart from indoor climbing. Students should be familiar with harness use, tie-in knots, use of a belay device, and basic climbing commands. Additionally, it is highly recommended that students should have at least some experience climbing outside on real rock. It focuses on technical rigging and not climbing. Successful completion enables climbers to head out on their own and confidently operate within the top-rope single-pitch environment. This class provides the comprehensive foundation built upon by higher level courses such as Learn to Lead and Self Rescue courses.
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.