Building Safe Anchors & Setting up Top Ropes
Learn from the best in the business how to build safe belays and become more independent at a single pitch crag.
We'll do our best to cover all the basic fundamentals to help you become more independent outdoor rock climbing. Top-roping is a great way to access climbing outdoors safely but you'll need to know how to set up a top-rope and the risks and hazards that are related to this. You'll learn how to identify secure anchors, place trad gear such as wires and cams and then be taught the best rope techniques to link these anchors together to create a safe main anchor. Personal safety is key, as is anchor and rope choice, as well at the route you've chosen to climb suited to the level of ability to those in the group.
This clinic will run -
1.30pm to 5pm - Saturday Afternoon
9pm to 12.30pm - Sunday Morning (FULL)
9pm to 12.30pm - Monday Morning (FULL)
Build on your existing skills to become more independent outdoor rock climbing
Learn how to identify safe anchors and place trad. gear securely
Practise different rope skills to set up top-ropes safely
Expert coaching and instruction
- General crag safety
- Route choice
- Identifying secure anchors
- Linking anchors together
- Rope choice
- Placing trad. gear
- Personal safety whilst setting up
- Refreshing climbing technique
Additional Event Information
Event Location, Travel & Parking
Event Photography & Video
Course Dates & Booking
Please call +44 (0) 1539 721561 for availability
Meet the Team
- Belay Plate and screwgate karabiner
- Any slings and other trad gear you have and want to bring along
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Testimonials For ISM
Just a quick word of thanks for the course last week. Our guide Tom was excellent and covered a lot of miles to ensure we got the best conditions and great routes in and was always ready with a word or two of advice when needed - please pass my thanks on to him,
Classic Alpine Rock
Thank for an amazing couple of weeks! Matt and Stu were fantastic. I learned so much but also had a lot of fun. I have come home feeling like a proper mountaineer, having made some great new friends and with some unforgettable memories. I plan to come back next year!
The course was excellent, lots of variety and provided me with a good range of skills. Loved reaching the summit of the Weissmeis, for such a nervous and unconfident novice like me, I gained a real sense of achievement from the ascent and the whole week. Huge thanks to Pat.