Gym to Crag

Ready to step outside with your climbing? This 2-day course is for climbers of all levels who want to feel more confident heading outdoors. Learn about anchors, safety concerns, etiquette, and much more with our professional guides!

Difficulty: 

Beginner to intermediate, experience climbing indoors recommended

Fitness:

Ability to rock climb 2 days in a row

Season:

April to November

Group Size:

1-6 participants

Duration:

2 days; each with 6-8 hours of field time

Location:

Red Lodge, MT and surrounding area

Includes:

Rental climbing equipment, group equipment, & instruction from a professional guide 

Excludes:

Food, transportation, lodging, personal items, and guide gratuity

Course Details

This intermediate level course is built to set climbers up with the skills they need to become confident and independent outdoor rock climbers. Beyond the wide range of skills covered, be prepared to get lots of climbing done on a variety of rock types. The perfect way to explore the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem within Montana!

Skills Covered:

  • Preparation for a day of climbing​

  • Packing the right equipment 

  • Review of knots, hitches, and belaying

  • Movement (slabs, cracks, "reading the rock")

  • Anchor construction

  • Rappelling  

  • Cleaning an anchor

  • Lead belaying

This course is typically 2 days long and starts with a briefing at our office and gear depot in Red Lodge. Here, we discuss logistics for a weekend of climbing in a new area. Day 1 takes us to a limestone cliff, just outside of town where we can ease into outdoor techniques and technical skills. Day 2 takes us further down the canyon to a granite cliff, where we can practice crack climbing and applying the skills learned on day 1.  The main goal of this course is to provide participants with the skills needed to climb safely outside on their own. We also make it a point to get lots of climbing done on a variety of rock types!

 

**Don't see a course date listed? Email our office to see if there is one coming up, or start a course of your own! Many of our courses are custom and low ratio, built to your needs.