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The Philadelphia Chapter of the AAC is excited to announce a top-rope anchors clinic as part of our expanding educational programming. We welcome novice and intermediate climbers who are interested in gaining more experience with anchors for top-rope climbing outdoors. Participants will receive first-hand experience in building a top-rope anchors on bolts or (simulated) trees under the supervision of experienced AAC educational instructors. The clinic will take place at Tufas Boulder Lounge on Wednesday January 23rd at 7 pm and costs $20 for AAC members and $25 for non-members. The clinic registration cost includes a climbing day pass for Tufas.
Learn how to use the EARNEST acronym to evaluate top-rope anchors
Learn how to construct an EARNEST anchor on bolts or trees while staying safe when approaching the edge of the cliff
Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in outdoor top-roping at places like Livezey Rock, Ralph Stover, the Gunks, etc. This clinic will be useful for climbers interested in transitioning from the gym to the crag, people looking for a refresher, and those interested in becoming more efficient and safe!
Things to Bring
Harness, rock shoes, belay device.
Pre-requisite Knowledge to Attend
Must know how to safely belay and tie a figure-eight knot.
American Alpine Club- Know the Ropes publication about anchors.
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