Anchor Building Rock Climbing Clinic - Scheduled Course

Anchor Building

Knowing how to build anchors is an essential part of climbing. This evening clinic will focus on placing solid protection and building secure anchors. You will practice and dial in all aspects of what it means to build a safe, solid anchor while getting direct feedback from the instructor.

Skills and techniques taught include:

  • Why we use anchors
  • Types of anchors
  • Concepts of "ERNESTA"
  • Evaluating natural features such as trees or boulders for use as an anchor
  • Building anchors from natural features
  • Evaluating existing bolts and pitons for anchors
  • Building anchors from bolts and pitons
  • Placing stoppers and cams and slinging horns
  • Building natural protection anchors
  • Tethering to an anchor
  • Belaying directly from an anchor using assisted-braking belay devices

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How to Register:

Anchor Building Rock Climbing Clinic

Anchor Building

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Course Details

2020 Dates

No Scheduled Dates for 2020. Can be taught on a private basis any time. See Hire a Guide > Anchor Building Clinic.


Evenings (6pm - 9pm)


Salt Lake City, Utah


$85 per person plus tax.

UMA reserves the right to cancel or shorten the clinic if fewer than 2 participants register.


Introductory to Advanced. Building safe anchors is essential to any and all climbers.

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P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

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