First Ascents

AN INTRODUCTION TO ROCK CLIMBING

An ideal first outdoor climbing experience for newbies, families and indoor climbers looking for a gym to crag experience in Connecticut.

Equal parts hands-on workshop and rock climbing fun.

Top Rope Anchor Course

GYM TO CRAG FUNDAMENTALS

Strong anchoring is the foundation to climbing independently and your life depends on mastering basic skills. If you want to climb outdoors on your own, this course is the best place to start.

LEARN TO LEAD: SPORT CLIMBING

TAKE THE SHARP END!

We’ll teach you to climb, clip, belay, and anchor with confidence on climbs outfitted with fixed anchors or bolts.

LEARN TO LEAD: TRAD CLIMBING

EXPAND YOUR TERRAIN EXPONENTIALLY

“Trad” climbing is the ultimate outdoor climbing experience and will infinitely expand your terrain. We strongly encourage learning from a professional. If you aspire to climb the Gunks, Cannon, Cathedral Ledge and beyond this two day course is for you.

EPIC SELF RESCUE

BE PREPARED FOR AN EPIC

Climbers work hard to avoid accidents but avoiding an all out epic includes making sure we know what to do if the unexpected happens. What would you do if your partner was injured or a nearby party needed help? Basic rescue skills can save lives and prevent full blown rescues in the field.

PRIVATE COACHING (INDOOR OR OUTSIDE)

TECHNIQUE & STRENGTH TRAINING FOR CLIMBING

Increasing strength is important but its no replacement for good climbing technique.

These hands-on workshops will help the beginner to intermediate climber improve their technical skills, movement and efficiency on the wall by breaking down bad habits and learning some new best practices.