Vertical Adventures

VA Guiding

Coming Summer 2016

Vertical Adventures is excited to announce our new outdoor offerings. Led by Jeremy Kupferman, these classes are the perfect way to learn new skills or polish your existing techniques.

Intro To Trad Climbing:

This class is available as a two-day trip or one long day.

After some time spent evaluating your current climbing ability and placement skills, we will spend time learning about gear selection, placement and removal, and evaluation on the ground and while climbing. When not climbing, we will discuss and evaluate belay stance selection, belay methods, anchoring techniques, and risk management. Of course, there will be plenty of time for hands-on practice as well as actual climbing.

Durations:  Two-day trip or One long day
Prerequisites: No experience necessary
Cost: 1 : 4 Instructor/Guest ratio and all climbing equipment. If you own personal climbing equipment feel free to bring with you.

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One Day Trip$260$160$150$130
Two Day Trip$520$320$275$225

Not Included: Transportation, Meals, Lodging

* Tax not included, group rates available for parties of 5+ please contact us

Location: TBD
Dates/Times: TBD

 

Partner & Self Rescue:

This class is offered as one long day.

Can you perform a belay escape? Tandem rappel with an injured climber? Improvise an ascension system to reach a climber in need? Quickly build a haul system without specialized equipment? If you answered ‘no’ to any of these, then this class is right for you. Learn the tools & techniques you need to be able to competently & efficiently handle emergency situations, with just the equipment you carry.

Durations:  One long day
Prerequisites: Comfortable Leading 5.6/5.7 Trad
Cost: 1 : 4 Instructor/Guest ratio and all climbing equipment. If you own personal climbing equipment feel free to bring with you.

Ratio1:42:43:44:1
One Day Trip$260$160$150$130
Two Day Trip$520$320$275$225

Not Included: Transportation, Meals, Lodging

* Tax not included, group rates available for parties of 5+ please contact us

Location: TBD
Dates/Times: TBD

Two-Day Rock Intensive:

Beginning with the basics (belaying, knots, rappelling, equipment information, etc.) we will move rapidly into the core skills necessary for efficiently and competently setting up your own outdoor climbs. The bulk of the first day will be spent learning about the intricacies of anchor construction using natural and artificial gear, as well as addressing different anchoring and belaying strategies.

On the second day, we’ll spend time putting those new skills into practice, building and climbing on our own anchors, with emphasis on developing a solid decision making framework to assist us in evaluating the effectiveness of the diverse anchoring opportunities the outdoor environment presents us.

Durations:  Two-day trip
Prerequisites: No experience necessary
Cost: 1 : 4 Instructor/Guest ratio and all climbing equipment. If you own personal climbing equipment feel free to bring with you.

Ratio1:42:43:44:1
One Day Trip$260$160$150$130
Two Day Trip$520$320$275$225

Not Included: Transportation, Meals, Lodging

* Tax not included, group rates available for parties of 5+ please contact us

Location: TBD
Dates/Times: TBD

Multi-pitch Transitions & Techniques:

Looking to move into the world of multi-pitch climbing? Do you already tackle the occasional multi-pitch, but want to be more efficient and competent? This class will cover the tools and techniques necessary to make your change-overs smoother and faster, increasing your chances of getting down before dark (or that impending thunderstorm…).

Learn how to:

  • quickly change from going up to going down
  • smooth out your belay change-overs
  • belay one or two followers
  • and more

Durations:  Two-day trip
Prerequisites: Comfortable Leading 5.6/5.7 Trad
Cost: 1 : 4 Instructor/Guest ratio and all climbing equipment. If you own personal climbing equipment feel free to bring with you.

Ratio1:42:43:44:1
One Day Trip$260$160$150$130
Two Day Trip$520$320$275$225

Not Included: Transportation, Meals, Lodging

* Tax not included, group rates available for parties of 5+ please contact us

Location: TBD
Dates/Times: TBD

Custom Trips:

Let us help make your climbing dreams come true. A custom guided trip allows us to provide you with an experience tailored to meet your specific climbing goals. Our instructors can cover material at a pace that is comfortable and compatible with your learning curve, your ability level and pace, and your schedule. This day can be whatever you would like.

Contact us to schedule and start planning your trip.

Vertical Adventures is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Vertical Adventures is a permittee of the Monongahela National Forest.

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