Toprope and Anchor Building Class - Half Day


Colorado Springs, Colorado

Group Size

4 people per guide


4 hours



Whether you're rock climbing or ice climbing everyone has to know how to build anchors. Toprope anchors are the base from which most people learn to build more complicated anchors for bigger and more advanced climbs. Under the guidance of knowledgeable guides participants can add a variety of skills to their tool box in order to ensure they can handle the multitude of situations they will run into rock climbing. For more advanced climbers learning ways to manage equipment and read the terrain helps in building anchors for multipitch anchors or leading to make the most of your climbing days.

What You'll Learn

Climbers who want to gain independence but are happy to stick to toprope climbing or just want to get more solid on building anchors will be satisfied in their knowledge after this climbing course where they’ll learn:

  • How to use a variety of types of protection to set up anchors for climbing including natural, permanent, and removable anchors.
  • How to place different types of removable protection such as cams, stoppers, and tricams.
  • Assessing safety systems and performing safety checks for toprope climbing and how to avoid bad habits and evaluate the hazards of working near cliff edges.
  • Outdoor climbing etiquette and ethics for new outdoor leaders.


After taking this climbing course participants should feel capable of building a variety of climbing anchors using a variety of techniques.