Intro to Rock Climbing
Thank you for your interest in an Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) workshop.
Health insurance is required to participate in this program.
The Intro to Rock Climbing course is hosted at the Heart Lake Program Center, located at 1002 Adirondack Loj Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946. We will spend our day along the scenic cliffs of Mt. Jo with an experienced rock climbing guide. This is a great beginner’s course for those interested in learning how to tie in, belay a partner, top rope an 80’ wall, all while discussing climbing safety and ethics. All climbing equipment and instruction will be provided through a partnership with the Northwood School in Lake Placid, NY.
**If you own climbing equipment and would like to use it, feel free to bring it with you. All personal climbing equipment must be cleared by the guide before use.**
Upon successful completion of this session, you will be able to:
1. Properly tie into a harness using the figure-eight-follow-through knot.
2. Correctly rig and utilize a tube-style belay device in a top setting.
3. Identify essential rock climbing gear items.
4. Discuss crag safety and identify/mitigate hazards at the cliff.
5. Discuss Leave No Trace practices at the crag.
Registered participants will meet at ADK’s Education Yurt Village at 9:00am. After participants are outfitted with climbing shoes and harnesses at the yurts, we will ascend nearly 700 vertical feet to arrive at our destination. Participants will encounter steep terrain and will be bushwhacking off-trail. The class will run until approximately 4:00pm. Be prepared for prolonged exposure to the sun, bugs, and other Adirondack elements. Parking is included for course participants. This program will be led by one or more of ADK’s Education Department staff and one or more of the Northwood School staff.
Prior hiking experience is recommended. No previous climbing experience is required. Good physical condition, proper clothing and equipment are a must.
ADK members receive a 10% discount on programs and lodging. To reserve lodging at the Adirondak Loj, please call the Adirondack Mountain Club at (518) 523-3441 or book online.
If you have any questions about the program please contact Tyler Socash, ADK’s Education Programs Coordinator, at (518) 523-3480 x 120 or by email at email@example.com.
We look forward to meeting you. Come prepared to learn and to have fun!
Minimum age: 18