CTT’s Gym to Crag Transition Series helps gym climbers attain their dreams of climbing outdoors!
Perhaps you have never climbed outdoors, have only bouldered outdoors, or perhaps need a refresher on outdoor climbing skills. The answer is here.
The Gym to Crag Transition Series includes a spectrum of technical climbing skills such as considerations for bouldering outdoors, building basic outdoor anchors, rappelling and backing up rappels, outdoor climbing gear selection and racking gear, partner communications while climbing outdoors, transitioning from gym leading to outdoor sport climbing, traditional anchor building (versus basic anchor building), and using camming devices for protection. These are the building blocks to help a person achieve a lifetime of rock climbing outdoors. From there, you can learn more advanced skills such as escaping the belay for a rescue situation, as well as how to climb longer or more technical routes.
With the continuously swelling numbers of gym climbers looking to rock climb outdoors, we also hope you become a steward for the climbing community. This includes common sense skills such as trying to minimize human impact on the trails or at the crag, keeping climber crowds and noise to a minimum, and trying to “Leave No Trace”. These efforts help preserve fragile outdoor climbing ecosystems for generations to come.
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