gym to crag series 4

Cleaning an Anchor

Time: 5:15-7:30

Location: Rec Center

Gym to Crag Description

Our Gym to Crag course is for climbers who have climbed before and possess basic skills obtained from a climbing gym or outdoor climbing. In this course you will reinforce your basic climbing skills and bridge the gaps to outdoor rock climbing. The Gym to Crag course will help you develop the techniques needed to climb outdoors and guide you in the direction of outdoor climbing.  It is designed to provide our students with a foundational understanding of anchors, cleaning, rappelling, sport climbing, and crag specific considerations.  Students will adapt their climbing gym movement skill to the outdoor realm.  

This series must be done in order.  You must attend Gym to Crag #1 in order to attend Gym to Crag #2.  This series is only for BU Students.   

Gym to Crag Series 4

When you first start top-rope climbing, you always have a more experienced climber set things up for you. Eventually, though, there comes a time when you want to set up your own top-rope anchor or sport anchor.

This is the most complicated part is cleaning the anchors; in other words, threading your rope through the rings or chains at the top so you can lower down, grab your draws, and not leave any gear behind. This procedure is potentially dangerous because you may have to retie and untie from your harness.