Half-day $179 or Full-day $279
$100 per additional participant
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Duration: half-day 4 hrs / full-day 8 hrs

Includes a Lifetime Membership to our Climbing Club!

Rock Climbing Anchors Class

The rock climbing anchors class is a 3-in-1 course. Learn how to set up strong rock climbing anchor systems within all three categories; natural, pro and fixed.

A “must take” class if you want to start climbing outdoors on your own. Practice several new climbing knots and get tips for setting up solid rock climbing anchors outdoors. All rental equipment included.

Prerequisite: Prior top-rope climbing experience.

Locations:  Joshua TreeLos AngelesBig BearRiversideApple Valley

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  • Top-rope anchor safety and instruction
  • Natural, fixed and pro anchors
  • Evaluate protection and rock quality
  • Fundamental knots
  • Build and remove anchors
  • Clean and rappel


  • Lifetime Membership to our Climbing Club!
  • Anchor building equipment
  • Climbing shoes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Professional guide

Things to Bring

  • Sturdy walking or hiking shoes
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Enough water for 4-5 hours
  • Sun protection
  • Lunch/snack
  • Day Pack


  • Joshua Tree National Park entrance fee (only applicable to Joshua Tree location)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Learn how to build rock climbing anchors with certified instructors

Natural anchors consist of the use of big boulders, trees and natural features often found on rock formations. Knowing how to inspect each portion of your anchor system and making sure that is solid. 

Fixed anchors are typically found on sport climbs, but on occasion you can find bolts on trad climbs. Bolts are fixed permanently on the rocks. Learn how to recognize good and bad bolts, how to attach your gear to them, and the climbing equipment needed to build your anchor. 

Pro anchors consist of the use of removable gear, such as; spring loaded camming devices, stopper nuts, tools, etc. Learn how to properly access the quality of the rock formations used, how to place and remove the gear, and how to build climbing anchors. 

The goal of the rock climbing anchors class is to help you master the skills required to build solid climbing anchors. Your certified guide will demonstrate, and give you time to work hands-on, with various types of equipment. Because is not only important to know your anchor is safe, but is also important to know how to inspect anchors built by others before you climb on them.

To maximize your experience, we are open year round and offer services for all levels – from complete novice to avid climbers. Outdoor rock climbing is our expertise. We are proud to operate with the highest standards of the industry and run our tours in Southern California, Los Angeles and world-class outdoor climbing destination – Joshua Tree National Park.