Time to level up!

Join us for a 2 day trad climbing clinic. We will cover the basics of how gear works and the nuances of placement and rock assessment. We will talk about mental game and challenges associated with placing gear and give you plenty of time practicing the art of placement on the go.

What's included

  • Rock Climbing instruction
  • Permits
  • Trad and anchor gear
  • Personal gear can be rented

What's not included

  • Personal rock climbing gear ($8 / Person)
  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Camping gear (if camping)

Required Skills

  • Ability to safety lead belay
  • Ability to tie a figure 8 follow through knot
  • Ability to hike up to 1 mile on uneven terrain with up to 25lbs
  • Ability to climb 5.9 on top rope


Dates Location Audience
June 24-25 Western MA Open
July 16-17 Western MA LGBTQ+
July 18-19 Western MA Womxn

Clinic Schedule

  • Topics covered during this clinic:
    • Names and uses of trad gear
    • Gear selection
    • Efficient gear placement
    • Rock assessment and risk assessment associated with placing gear
    • Intro to anchor building
    • Mental techniques while on lead
    • Belay techniques, falling forces, minimizing risk
    • Plenty of mock lead gear placement practice


$335 for 2 days of instruction

Optional personal gear rental: $8/person

*Scholarship options are available, please indicate that you would like to learn more about this upon registration.

Other details

Ratio: 4:1 (climber to guide)

Minimum number of participants to run: 2