This course is taught over three days at Crazy Horse Buttress. The first day's curriculum parallels our Introduction to Rock Climbing course, and you will be given a thorough and fun introduction to sport of rock climbing, the top-rope belay system, and rappelling (abseiling).
On the second day, you will learn Technical Top Rope Skills, which will teach you to be a self-sufficient top-rope climber. Learn more about top-rope anchors, bolt integrity, and redundancy between climbs on more difficult routes that will help you to learn more advanced movement and climbing skills. By the end of the day, you will be belaying and following a lead climber, threading anchors, and "cleaning" routes.
The final day is completely unique to this 3-day course, and is not offered anywhere else in Thailand. Our goal is to make you a versatile and confident top-rope climber, and this day will be crucial to your transformation to that end. Climbing safely without a guide requires familiarity with best practices, experience, and good judgment, and the third day of the Fundamentals of Rock Climbing course is designed to develop your skills on all three fronts. You will practice belaying a lead climber and catching falls. You will be taught to recognize hazards and will be asked to identify how faulty systems can be made better. And of course, you'll be spending a lot of time climbing on one of the most beautiful and diverse crags in the world! By the end of the day, you will be a confident and trustworthy partner for any lead climber.