Ages: 16 years and over with participating adult
Activity Level: moderate
Please bring a completed waiver
and review the participant equipment list.
Start where we left off in Anchor Building 1 by putting basic anchor building concepts into practice using natural anchors.The course will review knot tying and anchor principles previously taught, followed by hands-on practice and critique in a natural top rope setting. If time and weather allows, we'll finish with some climbing. Please dress for the weather as this course will be taught outside. All equipment will be provided.
*Prerequisite: Rock Climbing: Anchor Building 1 and/or previous climbing experience.
If you are just getting into climbing, we recommend the following progression:
Rock Climbing 1: Introduction to Climbing
-Actively learn climbing and belaying techniques as well as knots.
Rock Climbing 2: Supplemental Skills
-Learn advanced climbing and belaying techniques as well as bouldering principles and a brief introduction to concepts of anchor building.
Rock Climbing: Anchor Building 1
-Explore the basic concepts behind anchor building as well as common knots used in climbing
Rock Climbing: Anchor Building 2
-Put basic anchor building concepts into practice in a natural top rope setting.
Registration opens February15. $5 Late fee after April 3.
General Essential Eligibility Requirements that all participants must meet. A participant….
- By registering, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the refund policy.
- With our professionally trained staff and ability to make equipment adaptations, most programs are accessible to anyone who would like to participate assuming they meet the essential eligibility criteria. Please make a request at the time of registration but no later than 5 business days prior to the program. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-341-1704.
- …must meet minimum age and pre-trip meeting requirements for each individual program.
- …must meet program fee requirements for each individual program.
- …must be able to remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed in order to avoid environmental injuries such as hypothermia, heat-related illnesses, sunburn, and frostbite.
- …must refrain from use of alcohol and tobacco before or during outdoor recreation activities and any illegal drugs throughout the duration of a program.
- …must be able, either alone or with the aid of a personal care attendant, to manage, administer and protect any prescription medications currently prescribed to him or her. All medications, including over-the-counter medications shall be declared in medical history section of the registration form.
- …must be able, either alone, with the aid of an augmentative communication device, or a personal care attendant to follow directions and communicate needs.
- …must not exceed manufacturers’ maximum recommended weight limit for equipment being used.
- …must be able to manage personal mobility either alone, with a reasonable amount of assistance, with the aid of a personal care attendant, or with adaptive equipment.
- …must be able to independently wear and maintain wearing all safety equipment correctly.
- …must be able, either alone or with the aid of a personal care attendant or adaptive equipment to travel on sloped, natural surface trails with rocks and roots for varying distances to get to a climbing site void of amenities such as restroom facilities, water, etc.
- …must be able to independently wear and maintain wearing all safety equipment correctly including but not limited to helmet and harness.
- …must refrain from having any external devices other than required climbing safety equipment.
Cleveland Metroparks staff can adapt many programs to be accessible to anyone who would
like to participate assuming they meet the essential eligibility criteria. Reasonable
accommodation can also be made. Please make a request at the time of registration but
no later than 72 business hours prior to the program. Contact us at
or at these telephone numbers.