Trad Climbing & Anchors, 2-Day Course 

This 2-Day Course is designed to help you take the next step in your trad and anchor climbing!  With our professional guidance, the skills taught and practiced in 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 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

Client expectations:
Comfortable following 5.7

Equipment Provided:
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.

Eleven Mile Canyon
Turkey Rock
Glen Cove on Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Cañon
Garden of the Gods

Public Course Pricing


  • 16 hour public course (2-day)
  • 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.

Public Course Dates 2024

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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