Sport Climbing 101 Express

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No time for a two-day sport climbing course? This is an abbreviated single day version of our Sport Climbing 101 course, that will set you up to practice skills on your own.

The Express course will teach you everything you need to know to start safely sport climbing outside in just one day. We will start by covering fast and efficient sport anchors, then move into lead belay techniques, rope management, clipping techniques and proper risk management.

Don’t have your own gear yet? No worries! We will provide you with all the gear needed for climbing that day.

Who is this for? This class is for motivated climbers with 6 months climbing experience, and who are capable of quickly understanding climbing systems.

Max client to guide ratio: 4:1

Trip Length: This is a one-day course, ~8 hours. Participants are expected to make proper meal arrangements prior to the event.

2021 Date: April 17, July 11, and September 18.

Want more dates? With two or more students we can provide custom dates. Just reach out by using the contact us button below.

Climbing areas include: Crowders, Pilot and Stone Mountain State Parks, Rocky Face Recreational Area, Rumbling Bald, various areas in Pisgah National Forest including Linville Gorge, Table Rock, Snakes Den and Big Ivy all in NC. We also occasionally guide at Big Rock, climbing areas near Table Rock SC.


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Cost for Full Day
1 $225
2 $165 Each
3 $130 Each
4 $100 Each


*Curious on pricing? Contact us to find out how many people are already registered.

Topics Covered:  

  • Best practices for choosing, placing, and clipping quickdraws
  • Easiest ways to recognize “back-stepping, back-clipping, and z-clipping”
  • Cleaning anchors and quickdraws from the route
  • Efficient body movement
  • Lead belay techniques
  • Rope management
  • Climber and belayer communication
  • Risk management
  • Leave No trace

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NC Outdoor Adventures

NC Outdoor Adventures,
1173 Whitson Branch Rd.
Bakersville NC 28705
Phone: (828) 260-4505
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