Setting Up & Cleaning Bolted (Sport) Anchors
- Asha Park-Carter (S), James Hermus (S,T), Jonathan Lam (S, TR)
- Trip date
- Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
- Difficulty rating
- figure 8 tie in knot, gym climbing experience
This is a Zoom Technical Review Session (TRS) for how to safely set up and clean a bolted (sport) anchor. This session is aimed at folks who know their basic knots (eg how to tie in), and have been gym climbing indoors. It will take place at 8 pm on May 12th.
The goal of this class is to teach new to outside climbers how to build, and clean, a bolted anchor safely as they begin to lead and follow outside.
Note - We will NOT be teaching how to lead climb in this session. This session is a good fit for you if you have been lead gym climbing inside and want to learn the anchor component to climb safely outside, OR if you are a TR climber who wants to be able to clean routes when your friends take you outside.
Suggested Materials To Bring
4-6 Locking biners
2 non-locking carabiners or locking biners (for pretend bolts :)
A rope (or something that can stand in for a rope, like a cordelette)
Quad length (240) sling or cordelette
Required Learning Stuff
Pre -Session Work:
Watch 8 minute Cleaning a Toprope Anchor video at bottom of page. (Don’t worry about the rapelling part)
This is a comprehensive handout we will refer to during our session and is an excellent resource. MITOC TRS - Intro to Outdoor Sport Climbing
Safety Mindset - Weight checks
Cleaning on Rap Rings (or similar)
Cleaning on Quick Clips (or similar)
General Structure - For each of the 3 skills
Learn - Slide / Visual Presentation - ~5-7 mins
See - We demonstrate - ~5-10 mins
Do - 3 rooms - small group practice - 5-20 mins
Vision Photo for Signup Answer
- first-come, first-serve
- Maximum participants
- Signups opened at
- April 22, 2021, 8:37 a.m.
- Signups closed at
- May 12, 2021, 8 p.m.
- Can you do a figure 8 tie in knot?
- Previous climbing experience?
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