INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR CLIMBING AND BASIC CRAG SAFETY -TOP ROPE

Prerequisites: Must have (VR) top rope/belay certification.

This course is a great way to experience outdoor climbing on top ropes set up and managed by VROS staff. Learn basic crag safety and climbing techniques on real rock.

Minimum age: 13
Duration: 2.5 hours
Location(s): Elizabeth’s Furnace, Great Falls, Carderock
Schedule: On Demand

Member Price: $75.
Non Member Price: $100
Private Session: Please call for Pricing

 


 

INTRODUCTION TO TOP-ROPE ANCHORS –NATURAL AND FIXED

Prerequisites: Must have (VR) top rope/belay certification. (Outdoor climbing experience recommended)

Learn how to build and set up top rope anchor systems from natural and fixed anchor points for outdoor top rope climbing. Also covered; basic crag safety, inspection and evaluation of anchor points and equipment used.

Minimum age: 17 (or instructor approval)
Duration: 3.5 hours
Location(s): Elizabeth’s Furnace, Great Falls, Carderock
Schedule: On Demand

Member Price: $75.
Non Member Price: $100
Private Session: Please call for Pricing

 

 ADVANCED TOP-ROPE ANCHORS  -TOP BELAY AND TOP MANAGED SITES

Prerequisites: Must have (VR) Lead climb/lead belay certification. Knowledge of top rope anchors, basic crag safety and lead techniques are also required.

Learn how to build and set up top rope anchor systems from natural and fixed anchor points for outdoor top rope climbing at the top of the crag.  Learn how to Belay and manage a climbing site from above.  Also covered; basic crag safety, inspection and evaluation of anchor points, belay techniques and equipment used.

Minimum age: 17 (or instructor approval)
Duration: 3.5 hours
Location(s): Elizabeth’s Furnace, Great Falls, Carderock
Schedule: On Demand

Member Price: $75.
Non Member Price: $100
Private Session: Please call for Pricing

 

INTRODUCTION TO TRADITIONAL (TRAD) CLIMBING-GEAR ANCHORS AND MOCK LEADS

Prerequisites: Must have (VR) Lead climb/lead belay certification. Knowledge of top rope anchors, basic crag safety and lead techniques are also recommended.

This course covers the basics of single pitch gear climbing. Learn how to set traditional climbing gear, understand the different types of gear and how it works, belaying a trad leader, and overall safety. Mock leads are practiced with a top rope back up.

Minimum age: 17 (or instructor approval)
Duration: 4 hours
Location(s): Elizabeth’s Furnace, Great Falls, Carderock
Schedule: On Demand

Member Price: $100
Non Member Price: $150
Private Session: Please call for Pricing

 

INTRODUCTION TO RAPPELLING

Prerequisites: Must have (VR) top rope/belay certification

Learn the basics of single pitch rappelling and the use of friction knots (prusiks, kleimheists ,autoblocks) for safety.

Minimum age: 13
Duration: 2 hours
Location(s): Elizabeth’s Furnace, Great Falls, Carderock
Schedule: On Demand

Member Price: $60
Non Member Price: $75
Private Session: Please call for Pricing

 

INTRODUCTION TO MULTI PITCH TRADITIONAL CLIMBING

Prerequisites: Must have (VR) Lead climb/lead belay certification. Knowledge of top rope anchors, basic crag safety and lead techniques are also recommended.

This is a basic course covering the fundamentals of multi pitch trad climbing. Gain knowledge and techniques to build belay stations, top belay, switching leads, rope management, and safety. Course also reviews belay escapes and rappelling.

Minimum age: 17 (or instructor approval)
Duration: 5 hours
Location(s): Elizabeth’s Furnace, Great Falls, Carderock
Schedule: On Demand

Member Price: $119
Non Member Price: $159
Private Session: Please call for Pricing

 

INTRODUCTION TO SLAB CLIMBING TECHNIQUES AND CONSIDERATIONS

Prerequisites: Must have (VR) top rope/belay certification.

Learn and practice safe slab climbing techniques. Edging, smearing and jamming are covered

Minimum age: 13 (or instructor approval)
Duration: 2 hours
Location(s): Buzzard Rock
Schedule: On Demand

Member Price: $99
Non Member Price: $149
Private Session: Please call for Pricing

 

ADVANCED ROCK CLIMBING ANCHORS AND TECHNIQUES- SELF RESCUE

Prerequisites: Must have (VR) Lead climb/lead belay certification. Knowledge of top rope anchors, basic crag safety and lead techniques are required.

Review of anchor techniques, belay escapes, raises and lowers.

Minimum age: 17 (or instructor approval)
Duration: 4 hours
Location(s): Elizabeth’s Furnace, Great Falls, Carderock
Schedule: On Demand

Member Price: $99
Non Member Price: $149
Private Session: Please call for Pricing

 

SPORT CLIMBING FUNDAMENTALS – OUTDOORS

Prerequisites: Must have (VR) Lead climb/lead belay certification.

This course is an introduction to outdoor sport climbing. Learn how to place sport draws on bolted anchors, clip efficiently, and cleaning a sport route. Also covers safe anchoring and how to rig fixed anchors for rappel.

Minimum age: 15 (or instructor approval)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Location(s): Elizabeth’s Furnace
Schedule: On Demand

Member Price: $20
Non Member Price: $35
Private Session: Please call for Pricing

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