Apex, North Carolina (PressExposure) June 17, 2009 -- Ascent Adventure Consultants, a North Carolina Rock Climbing guide company, is offering a weekend trad climbing course at Table Rock Linville Gorge North Carolina. The focus is to give students the tools to make the transition from top rope climbing outdoors to leading traditional rock climbs, to handle the risks while on a trad climbing route, and to become comfortable with falling on their own trad gear placements, in a controlled environment. The weekend course will be held August 15-16, 2009. Trad Climbing 101 will be held on Saturday, and Trad Climbing 102 on Sunday. Students have the option of taking one, or both classes. If you decide to take both classes, you will receive $10 off of each class. The itinerary for the course can be found on the Trad Climbing Classes section of our North Carolina Rock Climbing Webpage.
âHelping others learn the skills necessary to being lead climbing, and specifically trad climbing, outdooors is a great privilege and honor,â says Brandon Hensinger, owner of Ascent Adventure Consultants. âWe are offering this course to people who are intrigued by trad climbing and desire to learn how to do it, but donât necessarily know where to start. I am proud of all the ability that all of our guides have to patiently work with people and help them hone in on their skills to become proficient climbers. Combined with a weekend of camping in a wilderness setting such as Linville Gorge, this course is sure to be one that impacts people for the rest of their lives.â
Topics covered include: Selecting the route, Choosing the gear for the route, Placing the protection on route, Setting a belay with a multi-point anchor, Protecting the second, Evaluating risk as you climb, Keeping your focus on a trad climb, and Gaining experience by learning to feel comfortable with falling on your own trad gear placements.
Ascent Adventure Consultants is a professional North Carolina rock climbing and ice climbing guide company as well as a business team building and training company, headquartered in Apex NC.
For more information, please contact Brandon Hensinger, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 877-254-4617. More information can be learned about Ascent Adventure Consultants by visiting their North Carolina Rock Climbing and Team Building website at http://www.ascentadventure.com.