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Crack Climbing Course, October 9 (Sunday)

October 9

Crack Climbing Course, October 9 (Sunday)

Turkey Rocks ranks among the nation’s best places to learn to crack climb. With superb camping options and scenic vistas, it has a short approach and hosts the full array of crack sizes all tightly spaced on four stunning formations.

  • Knowing how to confidently jam everything from tips, finger, off-finger (aka rattley), hand, cupped-hand, fist, and off-width cracks.
  • How to use optimal body-positioning and footwork for all sizes of crack, as well as tips on finding “cheater holds”, stemming and smearing.
  • Skin Protection and Maintenance. Knowledge of how to create tape gloves and how to tape fingers for thin cracks. How to differentiate the pros/cons of some commercially made crack gloves, as well as post-climb skin care.
  • Review of traditional gear placements, anchors, and multi-pitch systems.

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

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