Learn to Rock Climb

Rock Climbing Courses with an AMGA Guide

Buena Vista, colorado

BVMA is excited to offer rock climbing courses and instruction on our home crags near Buena Vista and Leadville, Colorado. The weather is usually perfect and the crags are uncrowded. Come learn and improve your skills in a small class setting in the beautiful Ark Valley. All courses will be led by AMGA ski and rock guide John MacKinnon

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Sport Climbing 101

Learn how to rock climb outdoors

Foundational climbing skills such as knot tying, belaying, rappelling, anchors, climbing techniques, and more!

This course introduces gym climbers or newer outdoor rock climbers to the tools and techniques necessary for sport climbing outdoors. While no lead climbing experience is necessary, all participants must know how to tie-in to the rope, belay and have the ability to top-rope 5.8 in the gym or outside. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Learn how to belay a lead climber outdoors

  • Demonstrate how to safely lead climb a bolt-protected sport-climb

  • Construct an efficient and secure anchor systems

  • Practice lead climbing on bolt-protected sport climbs

  • Develop skills to build efficient and secure anchor systems, as well as, how to clean bolted anchors

  • Compare risks and hazards associated with climbing in the gym to sport climbing outdoors

Course Details

PRICING . . .

Per Climber $145/course

PREREQUISITES . . .

Must have the ability to top-rope 5.8 in the gym or outside

Dates . . .

May 11th-13st, 2019

EQUIPMENT . . .

Climbing Shoes, Harnesses, Helmets (available for rent)

LOGISTICS . . .

One-Day Course

Day consist of both classroom and field practicum

Meet at Watershed BV 410 E Main St, Buena Vista 81211

Check out our Local Lodging Partners. Please Contact Us for additional lodging options.

Students are responsible for getting to Buena Vista, CO

Max CLIENT TO GUIDE RATIO . . .

5 Clients : 1 Guide

 

 

Sport Climbing 201

Coming Soon

Additional info on the way

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Course Details

PRICING . . .

$/course

PREREQUISITES . . .

More info coming soon

Dates . . .

May 18th, 2019

EQUIPMENT . . .

Climbing Shoes, Harnesses, Helmet (available for rent)

A more detailed list of what you need will be sent with your reservation confirmation email

LOGISTICS . . .

One-Day Course

Day consist of both classroom and field practicum

Meet at Watershed BV 410 E Main St, Buena Vista 81211

Check out our Local Lodging Partners. Please Contact Us for additional lodging options.

Students are responsible for getting to Buena Vista, CO

Max CLIENT TO GUIDE RATIO . . .

5 Clients : 1 Guide

 

 
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Intro to Traditional Climbing

for experienced rock climbers

Launch your training for becoming a proficient trad climber

Traditional climbing, or trad climbing, requires that the lead climber places removable gear and anchors to protect against falls. The gear is then removed or “cleaned” by the belayer as they follow the pitch. Acquire the proper techniques for placing cams and building multi-directional anchors. Utilize the same cracks and fissures that legends like Layton Kor used to hone their climbing skills! This course includes vital instruction while allowing students plenty of opportunities to practice leading, while also receiving feedback from professional guides.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

COURSE DETAILS

PRICING . . .

$145/course

PREREQUISITES . . .

Basic skills with bolted anchors are required

No experience placing trad grear is required

Climbers should be experienced belaying and rappelling

Comfortable climbing 5.8 while on top rope

Dates . . .

May 25th, 2019

EQUIPMENT . . .

Climbing Shoes, Harnesses, Helmet (available for rent)

A more detailed list of what you need will be sent with your reservation confirmation email

LOGISTICS . . .

One-Day Course

Day consist of both classroom and field practicum

Meet at Watershed BV 410 E Main St, Buena Vista 81211

Check out our Local Lodging Partners. Please Contact Us for additional lodging options.

Students are responsible for getting to Buena Vista, CO

Max CLIENT TO GUIDE RATIO . . .

4 Clients : 1 Guide