Multi-pitch Techniques Class

THIS IS an Official Arizona Mountaineering Club Outing. All attendees must be able to demonstrate that they have current (active) membership in the AMC. First come, first serve.

I have a designated field site set up for teaching this class. It is designed to provide hands on training in safe and efficient techniques for multi-pitch rock climbing. Each two person team participates in a mock three pitch climb; the low angle of the training area provides a safe learning environment.

Requirements: a) At minimum a basic understanding of anchors and belaying. Some experience in multi-pitch rock climbing is useful, but not required.

Gear to Bring: a) Harness, b) five or six locking biners, c) an auto-blocking belay device, d) an additional belay device of your choosing, e) personal anchor, f) one 44 inch runner, g) comfortable sturdy shoes (approach shoes work best), h) a few trad draws, i) a few sport draws if you have them, and j) a 20 or 25 foot (as a single strand) cordelette.

Also, please consider: a) plenty of water, b) a hat, c) sun glasses, d) sun screen, and e) food.

We will meet at the intersection of Oak Flat campground and Magma Mine Road. David Anderson and I will run this class.

We will need to drive to the training area from our meeting place. We will car pool; a high clearance vehicle is needed. Hopefully a few of you have one. We will accept 10 people for this outing.

PLEASE BE in communication if you are running late or are NOT coming. Seek out my number or David Anderson’s number (from a valid source: or our e-mail address: the AMC web site would have that)(I cannot share that information here).

I look forward to seeing you!
David S.


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