Clinic: Traditional (Trad) Outdoor Climbing


Two-Day Trad Climbing Clinic:

Develop or refine your trad leading and anchor management skills.

The curriculum includes efficient racking, use of runners to minimize rope drag, gear placement  physics,  guide-mode belaying, and building/taking down trad anchors. This outdoor class emphasizes risk management.

Maximum group size of 6 people per instructor.

Location: Wichita Wildlife Refuge ( )


Day 1
9:00 am: Upper Mount Scott parking lot gear up
9:30 am – 2:00 pm: Hard skills training with instructor critiques (gear placement/removal).
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Group & Individual debriefs

Day 2
9:00 am: Upper (or Lower) Mount Scott parking lot (Instructor TBD location).
9:30 am – 2:00 pm: Hard skills training with instructor critiques (Construction of trad anchors & trad lead upon instructor approval).
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm:  Group and Individual debriefs



Required Gear:

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  • UIAA/CE approved Climbing Helmet
  • UIAA/CE approved Climbing Harness with belay loop
  • Belay Devices – BD “ATC guide”, Petzl “Teverso” (locking carabiners “HMS/Pearbiners” for this belay devices)
  • Releasable assisted braking device – Petzl “GriGri” or Trango “Cinch” (locking carabiners “HMS/Pearbiners” for this belay devices)
  • 2 Prussik loops & 2 locking carabiners ( Sterling Rope 6.8mm Hollow Block Loop )
  • Climbing shoes and approach shoes you can climb in
  • One 60m or 70m “single” dynamic rope (9.5-10.5mm) suitable for leading and top roping
  • One static or “semi static” rope 8.6-9.8mm, 30m+, for setting up anchors and fixed lines


Recommended Gear (Not required.):

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  • Full rack .5-5 (carabiners for each cam)
  • Set of passive gear, nuts or stoppers
  • Nut removal tool
  • 30ft min of 7mm Cordellette
  • 5, 24” slings
  • 5, 48” slings
  • 5 locking carabiners “HMS/Pearbiners”
  • 10-20 loose non locking carabiners

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