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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I need to attend every Lecture and every Field Day? Are there makeups?

Do I need to attend every Lecture and every Field Day? Are there makeups?

Attendance at every Lecture and Field Day is mandatory (including Skills Reviews). We cover critically important information at each session. A gap in your instruction is more than simply being unaware of an element of trad climbing; it could be a fatal flaw in your preparation to lead trad. In addition, you are continuing to be evaluated during each session. Missing just one lecture or field day is missing 20% of that series of lectures or field days. This represents an unacceptable diminution of the evaluation process.
There are generally no makeup days.
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We will require all students to use a belay device with an auto-locking, hands-free setup option for belaying the second (ATC Guide, Reverso, B-52) We will not be using the Gri-gri or Cinch devices for lead belay.

Important Disclaimer: Climbing is inherently dangerous and should be performed only with the proper instruction and supervision of an experienced climber.
The author and publisher of this web page assume no responsibility for any injuries incurred by the reader.