Rock Seconding School (RSS) teaches climbers to be a Second climber for sport or traditional routes (single or multiple pitches). It is designed to take after the Basic Rock Climbing Seminar and before the Trad Leading School. The class has four evenings of lecture and hands on practice at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden. The evenings are followed by an outdoor field day where you practice your skills in real climbing situations. Everything comes together at the end of the class on a multi-pitch traditional climb with your instructors.
1) ability to climb 5.6
2) Basic Rock Climbing Seminar (BRCS) or equivalent skills- tying into a harness, communication, belaying on top rope and basic rappelling. The skills acquired in RSS are belaying a lead climber, catching a leader fall, cleaning anchors and gear, additional knots, ascending a rope, belaying from above and rappelling off of multi-pitch climbs.
2013 Summer Schedule
June 24, 6:00pm -9;30 pm , class is held at the CMC in Golden
June 27, 6:00pm -9:30 pm, class is held at the CMC
June 29, 9:00am -12 am , at Rock’n and Jam’n North
July 1, 6:00pm – 9:30 pm, class is held at the CMC
July 11, 6:00-9:30 pm, class is held at the CMC
July 13, field day
students will choose ONE additional day from the following:
Multi-pitch climb with instructors on one of the following days: July 20, July 21, July 27, or July 28
$150 for Denver group members; $160 for Non-Denver Group members
The cost includes admission into the indoor gym (Rock’n and Jam’n North) and the textbook (Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills by Craig Luebben).
Students must have their own equipment- harness, helmet, shoes and belay device for this class. A list of required gear is listed below. I recommend you check out the list of local stores that provide CMC members discounts (Discounts around town). We will also be holding an optional Gear Seminar on June 13th from 6-9pm to answer any gear questions prior to the class. This Gear Seminar is listed as a trip (#23740) so please sign up if you plan to attend. The sign up ensures that we have a big enough room for everyone.
For more information on RSS, please email the school director at DebMalone