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Trad & Anchor Dates:

  • Sept. 6-7

Course cost: $330 each with a minimum of 2 participants.

 

Call or click Register to schedule a private anytime.

719.368.9524

 

 

 

 

 

Intro Rock Rescue Dates:

 

 

  • Sept. 14

Course cost: $165 each with a minimum of 2 participants.

Call or click Register to schedule a private anytime.

719.368.9524

 

 

 

Rock Rescue, Multi-Pitch Dates:

  • Nov. 1-2

 

Course cost: $330 each with a minimum of 2 participants.

Call or click Register to schedule a private anytime.

719.368.9524

 

Pikes Peak Alpine School operates under special use permit from the USDA Forest Service, Pike National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider and employer.

 

Lead Climbing and Rescue Courses & Privates

  • Trad and Anchor Multi-Pitch Course, 2-day, Intermediate level.
  • Intro to Rock Rescue, 1-day, Intermediate level.
  • Rock Self-Rescue For Climbers, 2-Day, Advanced level.

Trad and Anchor, Multi-Pitch 2-Day Course

Intermediate Level Course: Schedule a private 1:1 or 1:2 anytime.

This 2-Day Course is designed to take you to the next step in your climbing, the multi-pitch trad world. With professional guidance the skills taught and practiced on this course will take you to the great faces and walls of the world.

Skills Taught but not limited to:

  • Pre-climb planning, climbers resources, and how to read route descriptions.
  • Gear selection.
  • Rock quality evaluation.
  • Gear placement evaluation.
  • Gear placement as it pertains to movement on route.
  • Risk management.
  • Trad anchors.
  • Rope handling.
  • Lead belaying and top managed belays.
  • Lead climbing psychology and communication.
  • Advanced rappelling and descent options.
PREREQUISITES:
Comfortable climbing 5.7
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
Rock shoes, harness, helmet, belay device (PPAS recommends the Petzl Reverso or Black Diamond ATC Guide), traditional gear with full range through 3.5 inch cams and full single set of nuts, quick draws (10-12), 2-3 double length shoulder slings, 1 20-foot section 6-7mm cordellette, 5 locking carabineers and a nut cleaning tool.

GUIDE TO GUEST PRICE RATIOS:
Prices are per person

8+hours (Long Day rate) 2 Days

1:1 (private)
1:2 (private)
$550
$350
2-Day Course


Introduction to Rock Self-Rescue For Climbers 1-Day

Intermediate Level Course: Schedule a private 1:1 or 1:2 anytime.

Learn the skills necessary to implement a single-pitch rescue. This course offers the tools needed to take care of the problem before it becomes a institutional rescue. Truly a must have skill set for all climbers.

Skills taught but not limited to:

  • Knots and hitches for rescue scenarios
  • Hands free systems
  • Escaping the belay and belay takeover
  • Rescue raises (3:1) and lowers
  • Ascending the rope
  • Counter-balanced rescue
  • Risk manangement for rescue avoidance
PREREQUISITES:
Prior climbing experience, solid rope handling skills.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
Rock shoes, approach shoes,harness, helmet, belay device (PPAS recommends the Petzl Reverso or Black Diamond ATC Guide), (2) 20' sections 6or7mm cordellette uncut, (1) uncut section of 6mm cord, (2) double length slings, (2) shoulder length slings, (6) non-locking carabineers, (5) locking carabineers, belay/rappel device.

GUIDE TO GUEST PRICE RATIOS:
Prices are per person

8+hours (Long Day rate)

1:1
1:2
$295
$185
$165 (course price) 1-Day Course


Rock Multi-Pitch Self-Rescue, 2-Day

Advanced Level Course: Schedule a private 1:1 or 1:2 anytime.

Learn the skills necessary to implement a multi-pitch rescue when you're a long way from the trailhead. You and the gear you have are your teams rescue resources. A must have skill set for all trad and sport climbers.

This training is an intensive 2-Day Course designed for most one-on-one and one-on-two rock rescue applications. This course is modeled after the standards applied by the American Mountain Guides Association. As part of the course, students will be trained and asked to perform a simulated rescue that includes the following.

Skills taught but not limited to:

  • Knots and hitches for rescue scenarios
  • Hands free systems
  • Escaping the belay and belay takeover
  • Rescue raises (2:1 drop loop, 3:1, 5:1, 6:1) and lowers
  • Ascending the rope
  • Counter-balanced rescue
  • Guide ATC, Reverso (proper use and release)
  • Rescue rappel systems (tandem and counter balance)
  • Knot pass techniques for lowering on damaged or tied ropes
  • Risk manangement for rescue avoidance
PREREQUISITES:
Prior climbing experience, solid rope handling skills.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
Rock shoes, approach shoes,harness, helmet, belay device (PPAS recommends the Petzl Reverso or Black Diamond ATC Guide), (2) 20' sections 6or7mm cordellette uncut, (1) uncut section of 6mm cord, (2) double length slings, (2) shoulder length slings, (6) non-locking carabineers, (5) locking carabineers, belay/rappel device.

GUIDE TO GUEST PRICE RATIOS:
Prices are per person

8+hours (Long Day rate) 2 Days

1:1 (private)
1:2 (private)
$550
$350
2-Day Course


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