Gym to Crag, 1 Day

Sport Climbing Anchors, Cleaning & Rappelling

Safety is the key to having a good day of climbing. If you are 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 it’s at!  This 1-Day Course teaches you to properly and safely build solid 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 (including cleaning safely and efficiently)
  • Rappelling and lowering
  • Back-up rappel systems
  • Lead belaying and belayer positioning
  • Rope handling

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

CityROCK  Public Course Expectations:
Some prior climbing skills are 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

2021 Public Course Dates:

  • June 19
  • July 24
  • August 21
  • September 11

See our Calendar for public course dates.

CityROCK Partnership Course Pricing


  • 8 hour field session day two in Colorado Springs
  • Price is per person
  • 4:1 max. ratio
  • 2:1 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.

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