ROCK CLIMBING COURSES

Courses for womxn taught by womxn


The outdoor rock climbing courses are led by Megan Fritz, an accredited AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) and the founder and owner of NSM.

The mission of these courses is to provide opportunities for self-identifying females to learn and master the skills required to meet their rock climbing goals in a fun, supportive and inclusive environment

The courses are broken out and developed to enable the students to become masters of each course content where they feel 100% confident in their abilities to venture out on their own after the course is over. If you are looking to move your rock climbing skills from inside a climbing gym to outside OR if you have never climbed before but want to give it a try, these courses are for you.

The courses are designed to use the four learning styles; Auditory, Visual, Kinesthetic, and Reading & Writing to ensure each person can get the most out of the course content and learn in a way that is suitable to each individual.

AUDITORY / VISUAL / KINESTHETIC / READING & WRITING

AUDITORY / VISUAL / KINESTHETIC / READING & WRITING


WOMXN’S WARRIOR’S WAY - SPORT CLIMBING CLINICS

Course Date:
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COURSE COST

Members / Non-members: $200

COURSE time & LOCATION

9:00am - 5:00pm

Vantage, WA

The mission of the Womxn's Warrior's Way program is to provide opportunities for self-identifying females to learn and practice falling, belaying and using mental techniques to climb efficiently while using their mind in a productive way.

Learning Objectives:

Students will learn and demonstrate how to analyze various fall zones.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to fall properly to minimize the risk of injury.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to belay to make falling fun and minimize the risk of injury.

Students will learn techniques to overcome their mental fears in climbing.

Additional information:

Laura Sabourin, a certified AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) and Warrior's Way instructor will join us from Flagstaff, Arizona to lead the clinics with help from Never Stop Moving’s SPI, Megan Fritz.

3 : 1 Student to Instructor Ratio

8 hours of instruction

No prerequisites required

AMGA Single Pitch Instructors

Tips, meals and transportation not included

 
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SPORT CLIMBING ANCHORS COURSE

Quantity:
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Course Cost

Members: $120

Non-members: $150

Course time & Location

8:00am - 4:00pm

@ The Mountaineers - South Plaza Wall

Learn how to build and evaluate natural and fixed sport climbing anchors used in single pitch environments from an accredited AMGA Single Pitch Instructor.

Learning Objectives:

Students will learn and demonstrate how to tie knots applicable to natural and fixed sport climbing anchors.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to build and evaluate natural and fixed sport climbing anchors using a variety of materials.

Students will learn about various anchor materials, their properties and applications.

Students will learn and understand the applications and pros and cons of each anchor system.

Students will learn and understand the pros and cons of various personal anchoring systems and how to tether to each type of rock climbing anchor in a single pitch setting.

required equipment:

4 Locking Carabiners

Additional Information:

6 : 1 Student to Instructor Ratio

8 hours of instruction

No prerequisites required

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

Minimum 2 enrolled participants for courses to run


RAPPELLING & CLEANING COURSE

Course Date:
Quantity:
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Course Cost

Members: $120

Non-members: $150

Course time & Location

8:00am - 4:00pm

@ The Mountaineers - South Plaza Wall

Learn how to clean a sport climbing anchor and rappel single pitch routes from an accredited AMGA Single Pitch Instructor.

Learning Objectives:

Students will learn and demonstrate how to tie knots applicable to cleaning anchors and rappelling single pitch routes.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to rappel using various methods and equipment.

Students will learn and understand the applications and pros and cons of each rappel method.

Students will learn how to lower or rappel off multiple anchor types.

Students will learn and understand the pros and cons of various personal anchoring systems and how to tether to each type of rock climbing anchor in a single pitch setting.

required equipment:

Helmet, Rock Climbing Shoes, Harness, & ATC Belay Device & Locking Carabiner

Additional Information:

6 : 1 Student to Instructor Ratio

8 hours of instruction

No prerequisites required

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

Minimum 2 enrolled participants for courses to run


OUTDOOR BOULDERING COURSE

Quantity:
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Course Cost

Members: $120

Non-members: $150

Course time & location

October 19th, 2019

9:00am - 5:00pm

Location TBD

Learn how to boulder outside effectively while reducing the risk of injury from an accredited AMGA Single Pitch Instructor.

Learning Objectives:

Students will learn and demonstrate how to read a guidebook to find climbing areas and specific climbs.

Students will learn and demonstrate climbing movement skills on rock such as smearing, flagging, mantling, and much more.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to properly place bouldering pads on a variety of landing zones.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to spot a climber to minimize their risk of getting injured.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to fall properly to minimize the risk of getting injured.

Students will learn and demonstrate appropriate crag etiquette and Leave No Trace principles applied to local climbing crags.

required equipment:

Rock Climbing Shoes & Chalk Bag

*Bouldering pads will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

Additional Information:

6 : 1 Student to Instructor Ratio

8 hours of instruction

No prerequisites required

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

Minimum 2 enrolled participants for course to run


INTRO TO OUTDOOR CLIMBING COURSE

Quantity:
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Course Cost

Members: $120

Non-members: $150

Course time & location

October 5th, 2019

9:00am - 5:00pm

Vantage, WA

Learn how to climb outdoors on ropes outside effectively from an accredited AMGA Single Pitch Instructor.

Learning Objectives:

Students will learn and demonstrate how to read a guidebook to find climbing areas and specific climbs.

Students will learn how to properly put on and inspect their harnesses and learn the various parts of a harness.

Students will learn how to tie in as a climber using a figure eight knot and a double fisherman’s knot and how to properly check their knots.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to set themselves up to top rope belay with a variety of devices.

Students will learn proper climbing commands and how to react as the belayer and climber.

Students will learn and demonstrate climbing movement skills on rock such as smearing, straight arms, flagging, and much more.

Students will learn how to mitigate objective hazards such as rock fall, getting ropes stuck, evaluating anchors etc.

Students will learn and demonstrate appropriate crag etiquette and Leave No Trace principles applied to local climbing crags.

required equipment:

Helmet, Rock Climbing Shoes, Harness, ATC Belay Device & Locking Carabiner (or Grigri)

Additional Information:

6 : 1 Student to Instructor Ratio

8 hours of instruction

No prerequisites required

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

Minimum 2 enrolled participants for course to run


OUTDOOR 2-DAY SPORT CLIMBING COURSE

Quantity:
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Course Cost

Members: $220

Non-members: $250

Course time & location

September 28th - 29th

9:00am - 5:00pm

Vantage, WA

Learn how to sport climb outside effectively from an accredited AMGA Single Pitch Instructor.

Learning Objectives:

Students will learn and demonstrate how to lead climb effectively while minimizing risk through. Students will learn how to prevent back-stepping, z-clipping, back-clipping etc.

Students will mock lead and lead climb a variety of climbs.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to lead belay with a variety of devices and how to catch falls.

Students will learn and demonstrate various clipping methods and techniques.

Students will learn and demonstrate how to fall.

Students will learn sport climbing jargon such as flashing, redpoint etc.

Students will learn about different gear options, their properties and applications including ropes, quick draws, and anchor material.

Students will learn and demonstrate various rope coiling methods and techniques and how to flake a rope.

Students will learn and demonstrate appropriate crag etiquette and Leave No Trace principles applied to local climbing crags.

required equipment:

Helmet, Rock Climbing Shoes, Harness

ATC Belay Device & Locking Carabiner (or Grigri); 10 - 12 Quick draws (optional)

Additional Information:

6 : 1 Student to Instructor Ratio and 16 hours of instruction

Minimum 2 enrolled participants for course to run

Prerequisites:

Passed an indoor belay test and can top rope a minimum of 5.9.