Prescott | Gym-to-Crag

Location

Prescott, Arizona

Group Size

5 people per guide

Duration

14 hours

Difficulty

Intermediate

​The flagship course of Granite Mountain Guides, the Gym-to-Crag will make your transition from the Climbing Gym to the Outdoor Crag as smooth as ever!

Our two-day Gym-to-Crag Course is designed for those who have had the opportunity to climb indoors and familiarize themselves with common climbing systems such as Top-roping and/or Lead Climbing. This course is all-encompassing and starts off with a ground school session, where the fundamentals of bolted Top-rope anchors and the differences between outdoor climbing versus indoor climbing are discussed. From there it provides the necessary skills to either rappel or lower back to the ground and retrieve your rope at the end of the day at the crag. Every participant will have an opportunity to practice all of these new skills while under the supervision of an experienced, and AMGA Certified Single-Pitch Instructor.

This course does NOT include instruction on how to lead climb. If you have practiced lead climbing in the climbing gym, then course participants will be provided opportunities to practice those skills during this course.