Exum Partners With SIET to Offer Devil’s Tower Camp

Exum Partners With SIET to Offer Devil’s Tower Camp

Devils Tower Advanced Rock Climbing Camp: August 24-27

Devil's Tower  Photo: UnknownCourse Description: This course is designed for recreational climbers with a solid back ground in the fundamentals of climbing. The course is ideal for folks that wish to teach climbing to novices or are working on becoming guides or instructors in outdoor education. This skills intensive course will focus on the most up to date standards and practices for top rope anchors, self rescue, fundamental guiding techniques (short roping and short pitching), lead climbing/protection placement, multi-pitch climbing and rappelling. An emphasis on risk management and industry standards will be stressed throughout each component of the curriculum. The course will be run by Josh Beckner (AMGA Certified Rock Guide) and the School for International Expedition Training (SIET) in partnership with Exum Mountain Guides.

SIET LogoPrerequisites: Experience with belaying (lead and TR), protection placement, anchor building and knots.

Logistics: Meet at Devil’s Tower Campground at 8am on August 24th

Gear list: Please bring a harness, belay device, 5 lockers, cordelette, 2 double length runners, 2 small Prusiks, a trad rack (if you have one and would like to use it), camping/cooking gear, food and clothing for multi-pitch rock climbing.

To sign up: Contact Josh Beckner at: info@expeditiontraining.org Phone: 760-920-3464 or Exum Mountain Guides at: 307-733-2297. The course will be booked through Exum Mountain Guides.

Cost: $720 each with 3 participants, $840 with 2              Deposit: $360

Curriculum Detail:

Day 1

  • Orientation
  • Equipment and Industry Standards
  • Knots and Hitches
  • Belaying
  • Protection and Anchors
  • Teaching Techniques
  • Rescue: Haul Systems
  • End of Day Debriefs

Day 2

  • Choosing a Climbing Site
  • Site Organization and Group Management
  • Lead Climbing Theory and Practice
  • Falling!
  • Programming and Risk Management
  • Rescue: Pick-offs
  • End of Day Debriefs

Day 3

  • Top Managed Sites
  • Lowering
  • Assistance Skills – Top Managed Sites
  • Rappelling
  • Rescue: Tandem and Counterbalance Rappels
  • Multi-pitch Route Planning
  • Debriefs

Day 4

  • Multi-pitch Belay Management
  • Plaquette Use- Do’s and Dont’s (Reverso and/or Guide ATC)
  • Multi-pitch Descents
  • Rescue: Passing a Knot

*Curriculum may be added to or modified to suit the needs and skill level of individuals on the course

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