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Rock Mastery Method
Rock Courses-Level 1
Introduction To The Vertical World
A Week On The Rock - Level 1
Rock Courses - Level 2
Gaining Altitude
More Altitude
A Week On The Rock - Level 2
Efficient Rope Handling
Rock Courses - Level 3
Anchoring Methods
A Week On The Rock - Level 3
The Sharp End
Technique Intensives
Hard Rock
Advanced Leading
Advanced Leader's Week
Double Rope Techniques
Essentials Of Self-Rescue
Advanced Self-Rescue
High Angle Rescue
Essentials Of Aid
Advanced Aid
Big Wall Basics
A Week On The Wall
Top Rope Instructor Training
Guiding Skills
Rock Guiding
Rock Equipment

Rock Climbing Courses – Level III

These advanced courses were created for climbers who have, at least, successfully completed our Following Skills Evaluation and are comfortable following multi-pitch rock climbs of 5.7 or greater difficulty.

Courses at this level emphasize specific aspects of rock climbing. At its most basic, instruction at this level will help you acquire the skills needed to climb independently. For more accomplished climbers, instruction introduces and develops techniques required for specialized climbing situations.

Level III Courses (click course name for description)

Out On Your Own
These courses will help you develop the skills required to climb safely without the supervision of an expert climber. Skills from these courses are perequisite for many of our other Level III courses.

Anchoring Methods

A Week On The Rock III


Courses For Leaders
These courses will help you acquire and refine the skills needed to safely commit to the sharp end of the rope using clean protection on traditional climbs.

The Sharp End

Advanced Leading

Advanced Leader’s Week

Double Rope Techniques

Pondering protection

Leading aid

Advanced Movement Courses
These courses deal with the essence of climbing – movement. Whether it’s pushing your limits, refining your style or confronting a new type of climbing these courses will help you improve your movement skills and, as a result, your enjoyment of the sport.

Technique Intensives

Hard Rock


Aid Climbing
These courses are for experienced leaders wishing to broaden their repertoire of skills. Many of the finest rock climbs in the world require a knowledge of these skills.

Essentials Of Aid

Advanced Aid

Big Wall Basics

A Week On The Wall

Rescue Courses
These courses deal with the question “What if?”. They will help you prepare for situations all climbers hope they will never encounter. Instructors for these courses are trained in wilderness emergency medicine and are experienced technical rescue team members.

Essentials Of Self-Rescue

Advanced Self-Rescue

Introduction To High Angle Rescue


Instructor Training
In development for more than twenty years, these courses are for qualified climbers who aspire to become climbing instructors or mountain guides.

Top Rope Instructor Training

Guiding Skills

Counterbalance lowering: an essential self-rescue technique

Leading unfamiliar rock

Level III Skills Evaluations

Anchoring Skills Evaluation
Upon successful completion of our Anchoring Methods or A Week On The Rock III courses, we complete this formal evaluation for each student. It provides objective feedback on your performance and measures your success in acquiring the skills requisite for this important acheivement milestone. Successful completion of this evaluation is a prequisite for our Sharp End and other advanced Level III courses in the Rock Mastery Method.

Leading Skills Evaluation
At the end of The Sharp End course, this formal evaluation will tell you how well you have done at acquiring the skills required for this important achievement milestone. Successful completion of this evaluation is a prequisite for the most advanced Level III courses in the Rock Mastery Method.

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