Instructors: Paul Stevens and Simon Ball 1:4 Instructor to Participant ratio.
Trad Climbing: Traditional climbing is when climbers use the natural features of a rock such as cracks, boulders or horns to put in protection using slings, cams or nuts. Trad climbing is a great way to progress and learn rope skills that are highly relatable to mountaineering.
This course aims to teach participants how and where to place gear and how to build anchors.
Location: Port Hills, Christchurch
Time and Date: 8am Meet and greet at Zeros Cafe Cashmere on Saturday 1st April. Carpooling up to crag and finishing around 4pm. Same again on Sunday.
Pre-requisites: Must have atleast lead sport climbing experience, lead belaying experience and be comfortable leading outdoors. Need to be a competent climber but there will be no hard climbing on this course. Participants should know how to strip an anchor and rappel. Go to a CMC climbing night and ask for instruction if you need more experience in this.
Gear List: The CMC owns no trad gear and participants will have to source all the gear themselves. This can be borrowed or loaned from others. Climbers will be in pairs so only 1 rack will be required between 2. Participants will be responsible to make sure that they have all of their gear at the end of the day.
The gear list can be found here