Intro to Climbing


Anacortes, Washington

Group Size

5 people per guide


8 hours

Join us for a beginner-friendly day of outdoor climbing, including the basics of rope systems and climbing movement. 

This one-day course aims to teach you all the basics of top-roping outdoors - whether you’ve never tied into a climbing rope before, or are seeking to gain greater understanding of outdoor top rope systems before joining friends and meetups outside. 

Top-roping refers to climbing where your rope is anchored above you at the top of the climb. 

Learning Outcomes

During this course we will teach topics including:

  • Belay device types and their proper orientation 
  • Tying into the rope as a climber
  • Belaying and lowering
  • Communications, commands, and safety checks
  • Basic climbing movement and terrain assessment 
  • Crag (climbing area) etiquette and considerations for yourself and other climbers

At the end of the day, we hope participants will have a familiarity of all elements of an already set up top rope and feel comfortable with assessing theirs and others’ safety systems.

This course does not cover setting up or cleaning top rope anchor systems. To learn these skills, consider taking our full day “Gym2Crag - Anchors, Cleaning and Rappelling” course. 


No experience required!