Gym to Crag, 1 Day

Sport Climbing Anchors, Cleaning & Rappelling

Safety is the key to having a good day of climbing. If you’re new to outdoor climbing or you’ve been climbing with friends or meet-ups and want to learn how to set-up and clean the systems yourself. This training is where its at. This 1-Day Course teaches you to properly and safely build a solid and timely anchors as well as clean and rappel from a route. You will learn new systems and techniques for safer and more efficient climbing.

Skills taught but not limited to:

  • Risk management
  • Proper universal climbing communication
  • Gear selection
  • Anchors, cleaning safely and efficiently
  • Rappelling and lowering
  • Back-up rappel systems
  • Lead belaying and belayer positioning
  • Rope handling

Client expectations:
Some prior climbing skills is best but not required.

CityROCK  Public Course Expectations:
Some prior climbing skills is best but not required. Pre-requisite session at CityROCK day prior to course. Must be CityROCK member for special course pricing.

Equipment Provided:
Rock shoes, harness, helmet, belay device. This gear will be provided with prior arrangement, but bring your own gear if you own it.

Garden of the Gods
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
North Cheyenne Canyon
Elevenmile Canyon

2019 Public Course Dates:

  • June 21-22
  • July 19-20
  • August 16-17
  • September 13-14

See our Calendar for public course dates.

CityROCK Partnership Course Pricing


  • 3 hour classroom session night one at CityROCK
  • 7 hour field session day two in Colorado Springs
  • Price is per person
  • 6:1 max. ratio
  • 4:1 min. ratio to run course

Call 719-368-9524 or contact us to book this course for one or more climbers.

As always, this course can be scheduled any day of the week as private instruction. Private courses for 3 or more climbers qualify for discounted rates.

Private Course Pricing

1 climber, 1 guide

2 climbers, 1 guide

3 climbers, 1 guide

4 climbers, 1 guide

  • 8 hour private (1-day)
  • Prices are per person
  • 4:1 max. ratio

Call 719-368-9524 or contact us to book a private for one or more climbers.

Other Adventures
Self-Rescue For Climbers 1-Day
Trad Climbing & Anchors Climbing, 2-Day Course
Multi-Pitch Self-Rescue 2-Day
Crack Climbing Camp at Turkey Rock, 2-Day

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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