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Crack Climbing Course, June 26 (Sunday)

June 26

Crack Climbing Course, June 26 (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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