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DC - Intro to Trad

Learn the foundations of trad leading with expert guidance

  • 150 US dollars
  • Great Falls, VA

Service Description

Experience Level Top rope climbing and belay experience required Prepare to get on the sharp end with a comprehensive introduction to trad lead climbing—the ultimate path toward adventure and freedom. You'll level up your climbing with hands-on practice placing and testing passive and active protection and learn to build the complex anchors you'll need when there are no bolts in sight. When you're ready, put your new knowledge into action with multipitch trad climbing classes in Seneca Rocks, WV. You'll Learn - To place, assess, and test both passive (nuts and hexes) and active (cams) protection - To build bomber multi-point anchors in unique situations using natural protection and gear - Hands-on practice placing gear while climbing with instructor feedback - Principles and concepts of safe, successful trad lead climbing What's Included - Personal climbing gear if needed (harness, helmet, shoes, belay device) - All group climbing equipment, including trad gear - Small-group instruction with the region's most trusted guides CURRENT DATES - 10/9 - 10/30

Upcoming Sessions

Cancelation Policy

The SRMG cancellation policy is designed to protect our guides from lost work. Our guides are the most experienced and professional guides in the region, and last minute cancellations seriously impact their ability to succeed in a difficult industry. Refund/Cancellation and Weather Policy: ​ Full Refunds or Reschedules are available up to 14 days prior to the start of a reservation. Beyond that point they are not. If you contact us fourteen or more days before your reservation we will have no problem issuing a refund or rescheduling your trip. But, we hope you understand that inside that window we are unable to make up lost work for our guides and have by that point, turned down other potential reservations that we cannot get back. We strive to make the best customer service decisions possible but our guides deserve and need this strict policy. Thanks for your understanding. We (SRMG) will offer to reschedule your trip if we cancel due to bad weather. In rare situations when poor weather is obvious, we (SRMG) will offer to reschedule your trip. These trips may be rescheduled to any available date of the clients choosing within 6 months of the original scheduled date. Weather forecasts are not always reliable. We regularly go out with a chance of rain over 50 percent. Please, don't let the forecast discourage you. More times than not the forecast looks grim and it turns out to be a beautiful day of climbing. We understand the disappointment in traveling to Seneca with the hopes of climbing, for plans to be thwarted by storms. We will monitor the weather and contact you to discuss rescheduling at least by the day before your reservation. We always run the first day of our multi-day courses regardless of weather. If we have bad weather you are set! You may not know we have the one and only state-of-the-art indoor Trad training facility, with real rock anchoring walls and two 40' rock cracks --our facility is so awesome we were imitated! -"imitation is the greatest form of flattery" thank-you! In addition to our purpose built indoor Trad Training and Teaching facility, there are a number of overhanging areas at Seneca and Nelson Rocks that stay dry. There is a great deal that can be taught and learned in a thorough review of fundamentals during an SRMG ground school. It is always worth mentioning that the rock at Seneca dries very quickly, and a beautiful afternoon of climbing often follows a rainy morning. If you inadvertently go out with the WRONG company well, we're pretty nice, understanding people so we would probably let it slide :)

Contact Details

+ 304-567-2115

62 Allegheny Dr., Seneca Rocks, WV, 26884

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