Plastic to Stone (Focus Anchors)

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Transitioning from gym climbing to setting up your own outdoor climbs can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Climb outside more this year than ever before by learning these fundamental tools for navigating the crag. Our classes have the best student to instructor ratio in North Carolina, taught by passionate, professional and knowledgeable guides, you will leave ready to go out on your own. During this class, you will learn the basics of locating climbs, building top rope anchors, outdoor belay techniques, what gear to buy and how to stay safe. By the end of the day, each climber will get to set up their own top rope system and climb on it.

Who is this for? All climbers looking to learn or refresh their knowledge of top rope systems, anchor building techniques, risk management and climbing gear fundamentals.


     1 person = $230

     2 people = $165 per person

     3 people = $140 per person

     4 or more = $120 per person

     *Curious on pricing? Contact us to find out how many people are already registered.

Client to guide ratio: 4:1

Trip Length: This is a full day course and requires participants to bring a lunch

2019 Fall Dates: September 1st, September 28th, October 13th, November 30th . Want more dates? Just email us and we can schedule something for you using the above pricing.

Location: Pilot Mountain (September 1st, October 13th) Crowder’s Mtn (Septemebr 28th, November 30th), 

Topics Covered:

  • Using guide books and topography maps
  • Introduction to climbing Knots (Figure 8 follow through, Boling, Clove Hitch, Water knot, double fisherman’s)
  • Building natural and fixed(bolted) anchors
  • Approaching the edge
  • Body movement
  • Outdoor belaying
  • Climbing safety
  • Using a redirect
  • Knowledge of climbing gear and equipment essentials
  • LNT

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Thrifty Adventures,
1173 Whitson Branch Rd.
Bakersville NC 28705
Phone: (828) 260-4505
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