Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing in Tahoe

If you've been climbing in the gym for awhile but you're ready to take your rock climbing to the next level, this is the course for you! Learn the foundational skills you'll need to climb the famous granite rock of Donner Summit and beyond!
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We'll cover the following topics and skills:

  • Crag safety and etiquette
  • Climbing Communication: standard climber/belayer commands
  • Rock Climbing movement for outdoor sport and trad climbing, including Crack, Face and Slab climbing techniques
  • Basic Rope Systems including Belaying and Rappelling

  • Max climber to guide ratio: 4:1

    Here's the schedule for your course:

    • 8:00 am - Meet your guide at the trailhead

    • 8:30 am - We'll spend the full day learning how to rock climb outside!

    • 12:00pm - Lunch on the go
    • 3:00pm - Course ends

    Here are the skills and fitness you'll need for your course:

    • Basic Climbing Experience - In a gym and belaying.

    • Basic Rope Skills - It is recommended that you can create the following knots prior to the course:
      • Overhand on a bight
      • Figure 8 on a bight
      • Figure 8 follow through
      • Clove hitch
      • Double Fisherman

    • Basic Fitness - You should be able to spend an active day outside, climbing.

    • AMGA Trained Guide
    • Climbing Gear & Ropes
    • Group Safety Gear: Guide will be equipped with a first aid kit
    • Leave No Trace Materials: wag bag

    • Not Included
      • Meals
      • Transportation
      • Climbing Harness, Shoes, Helmet
      • Guide Gratuities

    Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing - Gear Guide


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    SKILL LEVELBeginner
    ELEVATION7,000-8,000'
    LocationTahoe - Donner Summit

    Price/Person $250.00
    Private Programs
    Duration: 1 Day
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    Private Programs

    Blackbird Mountain Guides offers both scheduled group programs and private programs.

    Private programs are simply above and beyond what Blackbird Mountain Guides currently has scheduled. Scheduled courses are not always less expensive. Before booking a trip with Blackbird Mountain Guides, clients are encouraged to review the differences between these types of programs, and to decide what works best for them.

    SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

    Scheduled Programs have fixed dates, itineraries, objectives, curriculum, and costs. They typically appeal to solo individuals or small groups or who are looking to share the cost of their program with a larger group. Correspondingly, scheduled programs are less expensive for smaller groups (1-2), and they provide the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. If you have a large group (3+), Scheduled programs will often be more expensive. They can fill up quickly, and scheduling flexibility is obviously limited.

    Scheduled programs will have advertised dates. All scheduled programs can be run as private programs with private dates/rates as well.

    PRIVATE PROGRAMS

    Private programs have scheduling freedom. They typically appeal to those who would like some flexibility in planning their own trip or course. In this regard, Itineraries and objectives can be tailored to suit current conditions as well as client goals. Private programs are normally less expensive for larger groups (3+). If you have a small group (1-2) private programs will be more expensive.

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    Meet at 8AM and spend a full day learning how to rock climb outside!

    We'll cover the following topics and skills:

  • Crag safety and etiquette
  • Climbing Communication: standard climber/belayer commands
  • Rock Climbing movement for outdoor sport and trad climbing, including Crack, Face and Slab climbing techniques
  • Basic Rope Systems including Belaying and Rappelling

  • Max climber to guide ratio: 4:1

    Here's the schedule for your course:

    • 8:00 am - Meet your guide at the trailhead

    • 8:30 am - We'll spend the full day learning how to rock climb outside!

    • 12:00pm - Lunch on the go
    • 3:00pm - Course ends

    Here are the skills and fitness you'll need for your course:

    • Basic Climbing Experience - In a gym and belaying.

    • Basic Rope Skills - It is recommended that you can create the following knots prior to the course:
      • Overhand on a bight
      • Figure 8 on a bight
      • Figure 8 follow through
      • Clove hitch
      • Double Fisherman

    • Basic Fitness - You should be able to spend an active day outside, climbing.

    • AMGA Trained Guide
    • Climbing Gear & Ropes
    • Group Safety Gear: Guide will be equipped with a first aid kit
    • Leave No Trace Materials: wag bag

    • Not Included
      • Meals
      • Transportation
      • Climbing Harness, Shoes, Helmet
      • Guide Gratuities

    Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing - Gear Guide

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