Multi Pitch Climbing Skills Course

Man standing at the summit of a tall narrow rock formation at Smith Rock State Park
Climber ascending a multi pitch route while lead climbing at sunset at Smith Rock State Park

Multi-Pitch Climbing: Systems & Techniques for the Experienced Lead Climber

Essential for confident, independent multi-pitch climbing.

Multi-pitch climbing requires strong rope management skills, knowledge of different anchor systems, and safety considerations beyond that of single pitch climbing. Develop multi-pitch technical skills to enjoy and focus on more climbing areas and options at the crag. We want to pass on these skills and tricks to help you expand your climbing skills, explore new multi-pitch routes, and pursue your own personal outdoor climbing adventures. Learn how to climb with confidence at Chockstone Climbing Guides!

Man learning how to sport climb on a multi-pitch route at Smith Rock

Multi-pitch Climbing Skills Covered

  • Focus on skills and techniques for multi-pitch systems for sport climbing or trad.
  • Multi-pitch belay stance and rope management strategies at the top anchor.
  • Descent: rappelling systems for bolted anchors and other descent options.
  • Efficient belay transitions and leading techniques.
  • Risk awareness and preventative techniques(terrain/environmental).
  • Multi-pitch climbing systems for a team of two or three
  • Learn how to multi pitch climb like a pro using proper technique, gear, and safety assessment in a hands-on environment!

2024 Course Dates

Book your Smith Rock climbing course today, and learn from an expert AMGA-certified guide!

May 11th, June 1st , Aug 3rd

Courses are $200 per person, a minimum of two people required to run a course

If these dates are not available to you are welcome to hire a private guide on the date of your choice with multi-pitch as your climbing goals.

If you just want to enjoy a fun first multi pitch climb or to learn skills for being a good multi-pitch partner, join us for a private guided multi-pitch tour.
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Multi Pitch Climbing

“A friend and I hired Chockstone for a custom 2-day trad and multi-pitch skills course. Our guide Jim did an amazing job with it – he really made an effort to understand what we were looking to get out of the course and come up with a plan to provide it.”

Josh F Washington

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Our AMGA Accreditation helps assure our clients receive the highest professional standards in our industry.
Our AMGA Accreditation helps assure our clients receive the highest professional standards in our industry.