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Rock Climbing Fundamentals

At A Glance

Clock Duration: 2 days (16 hours) for all levels

Forward Experience: Beginner to advanced


RCF All Levels (per person)

Rockaboo Rock Climbing Fundamentals

This 48-hour training program is broken down into three different two-day sessions (RCF1, RCF2, RCF3) and is the perfect option for people that are looking to set themselves up safely for rock climbing in the mountains.

Regardless of your background, working with our industry professionals and their apprentices will set you up for success on your rock climbing journey.

We teach the most contemporary techniques and application in a variety of environments.

NEW for 2021

In addition to the standard courses, we have implemented Digital classes for each RCF which will be available prior and after the two days spent with Rockaboo. These Digital classes include live online support, interactive videos, modules and more. The Rockaboo team is proud to introduce this new key component to the Rock climbing fundamentals, which will prepare you for the field days.

Rock Climbing Fundamentals – Level 1

The foundation.

Although we receive many calls requesting to “skip” this level, this is the most important course in a lot of ways. We focus on exploring the physics around rigging for high angle terrain and providing the practical skills necessary to get “top-roping” right away.

We introduce the building blocks of rigging – four knots and four hitches. Once students have mastered these essentials, the more advanced courses simply apply them in creative ways. At RMA, we strive to make complex problems simple through the effective application of simple techniques.

Rock Climbing Fundamentals – Level 2

Progressing into leading the rope safely and efficiently, applying traditional protection, and looking at multi-pitch strategies for success. Students should have a good understanding of current best practices using knots, hitches, and contemporary rigging building code. This course will challenge students to apply fundamental rigging in more complex situations.

Pre-requisite: Strong anchor building foundation.

Rock Climbing Fundamentals – Level 3

Route-finding, difficult anchors, protection alternatives, and more advanced rope rescue techniques. Students should have a fairly in-depth background of climbing multi-pitch rock routes using traditional protection and natural anchors. This is an intensive two days of training that prepares students to deal with the realities of challenging modern multi-pitch rock routes.

Pre-requisite: Strong foundation with lead climbing and multi-pitch transitions. 

Early Season Rock Rescue

There is no better time to get rock rescue ready for this upcoming season. With Rockaboo Mountain Adventures you will gain a strong foundation on high angle rescue. Will you know what to do during an emergency on high angle terrain? Book now.


Private Rock Climbing Courses

You always have the option to book a private course with your friends where an ACMG guide will customize the day depending on your needs and experience. From learning how to lead to multi-pitch climbing, the art of traditional gear climbing all the way to rope rescue, we teach it all. One or two days.

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