Introduction to Aid Climbing
2 Days/ 6-8 hours / Cost: $350.00
The state of California has a long and storied history with aid climbing. Many of the aiding techniques used around the World today were developed from climbers in Yosemite Valley and the Sierra Nevada. Even today climbing routes from Meru to the Eastern Sierra starts with a basic introduction to aid climbing and big wall climbing.
Our Introduction to Aid Climbing Course is designed to take experienced traditional lead climbers into larger and more complex terrain. These techniques found in a variety of climbing terrains and situations including alpine, big walls, first ascents, and even hard traditional routes. The goal of the course is to teach proper aid climbing and big wall climbing techniques in a safe and controlled manner. Allows students to progress into a wider variety of terrain.
Topics covered in this course may include:
- Aid progress with aid slings (etriers) and a daisy chain
- “C” and “A” Techniques
- Testing and trusting placements
- Complex and Hanging belay
- Hauling techniques and pulley systems
- Lowering out a haul bag from the lower belay stance
- Haul line management
- Multi-pitch rappelling
Departure City: Varies
Group Size: Limited to 6 clients
Minimum Group Size: 2
Guide to Client Ratio: 1:3/4
Experience Level: Anyone in good physical condition with a sense of adventure and desire to learn.
Reminder: Don’t want to take this course in a larger group setting? Or perhaps the dates or locations don’t match your schedule. You can schedule an Introduction to Aid Climbing course or almost any of the courses on our website as a Private/Custom trip for just yourself or with some friends. See our private/custom information here.