Clinics

Learn New Skills

If you want a friendly, group setting to learn new skills and build relationships within the climbing community, then these clinics will get you there! Each clinic is designed to teach specific techniques or skills with a hands-on approach at a reasonable cost in a group environment. All the gear required will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Clinics will be held at the McDowell Mountains or Mount Lemmon. Discounts available if you are a member at Focus Climbing Center. Check out our myriad of clinics and see if there’s a date that fits your schedule!

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Outdoor Climbing Anchors

Climb safer by joining experienced and certified Guides from StoneMan Climbing Co. to learn about "outdoor" climbing anchors on real rock! Whether you are just starting to climb or you have been climbing outdoors for years this class will provide useful and current information regarding safe and effective climbing anchors. This 4 hour clinic will provide hands-on instruction with time to practice new skills in a safe environment.

Clinic: Outdoor Climbing Anchors

  • $90 / each
  • $75 / each Focus Member
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  • Learn to identify safe vs unsafe anchors
  • Properly place and remove Cams
  • Properly place and remove Stoppers
  • Utilize Natural Climbing Anchors
  • Assess fixed climbing protection integrity
  • Multi piece anchor principles and methods and more...

Clean And Rappel

If you are wanting to climb outside safely, come out on the rock and learn how to by mastering the essential skills of cleaning a route and rappelling. StoneMan climbing guides have studied the current and safest methods for route cleaning and rappelling. During this 6 hour clinic you will learn how to keep you and your climbing partners safe at the crag.

Clinic: Clean and Rappel

  • $120 / each
  • $99 / each Focus Member
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  • Learn how to Rappel
  • Learn effective and advanced Rappel Back ups
  • Learn effective and advanced methods for throwing rope
  • Learn how to identify and avoid common outdoor climbing hazards
  • Learn effective climber communication
  • Learn how to “clean” a route
  • Advanced techniques and more…

Sport Climbing

If you are looking to take your climbing to the next level and climb outside, come join certified StoneMan climbing guides as we explore quality sport routes. During this 6 hour clinic, you will learn how to safely lead sport climbing routes outside and advanced outdoor specific climbing techniques that will help you succeed on your future outdoor projects. Our guides are experienced and certain to help you crush!

Clinic: Sport Climbing

  • $120 / each
  • $99 / each Focus Member
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  • Learn efficient and effective methods to belay lead climber
  • Learn efficient and advanced clipping methods
  • Learn effective and advanced methods for organizing rope
  • Learn how to identify and avoid common outdoor climbing hazards
  • Learn effective climber and belayer communication
  • Advanced climbing techniques and more…

Self-Rescue

The StoneMan Advanced Self Rescue full day course is designed to prepare you for the worst scenarios you might encounter when climbing a multi-pitch route. No matter if you are wanting to climb multi-pitch or you have been climbing multi-pitch for years, the rescue skills learned in this course are applicable to the most advanced rescue scenarios in the multi-pitch environment. It is strongly recommended that you either take the StoneMan Introduction to Self Rescue Course or be comfortable with the skills taught in that course prior to taking the Advanced Rescue Course. Having a current First Aid and CPR, or more advanced medical certification is also recommended but not required. When you have the content of this course mastered it will make you a better climbing partner and real benefit to the climbing community. You will know what to do when it matters the most. It is certain to make you a safer climber.

Clinic: Intro To Self-Rescue Clinic

  • $150 / each
  • $120 / each Focus Member
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Skills Content

  • Assessing Stable vs. Unstable Climbing Injuries
  • Review of... Basic Life Support, Airway Management, C-Spine protection, Basic First Aid and Hemorrhage Control
  • Emergency Descent: Tandem Rappel and Tandem Rappel Knot pass
  • Emergency Raise: Mechanical Advantage Haul 3:1, 5:1
  • Rope Ascension Mechanical (with device) and Improvised (with only cord/runners) on double and single rope
  • Counter balance rope ascension and the grip and rip.
  • Weighted and unweighted belay transfer
  • Belay Rappel with Münter Hitch
  • Single line rappel and Isolate Core shot in rope.

Learn what to do when...

  • You drop your belay device
  • Your Rappel Rope is stuck
  • Your Rope has a core shot
  • When the lead climber gets injured on a single pitch climb
  • When the follower gets injured on a single pitch climb
  • When another climber is injured in a canyon and is unable to climb or hike to get out
  • Others don’t know what to do

Advanced Self-Rescue

The StoneMan Advanced Self Rescue full day course is designed to prepare you for the worst scenarios you might encounter when climbing a multi-pitch route. No matter if you are wanting to climb multi-pitch or you have been climbing multi-pitch for years, the rescue skills learned in this course are applicable to the most advanced rescue scenarios in the multi-pitch environment. It is strongly recommended that you either take the StoneMan Introduction to Self Rescue Course or be comfortable with the skills taught in that course prior to taking the Advanced Rescue Course. Having a current First Aid and CPR, or more advanced medical certification is also recommended but not required. When you have the content of this course mastered it will make you a better climbing partner and real benefit to the climbing community. You will know what to do when it matters the most. It is certain to make you a safer climber.

Clinic: Advanced Self-Rescue

  • $150 / each
  • $120 / each Focus Member
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Your instructor Caleb has been climbing since 2002, practicing as a registered nurse since 2008, is currently Lead Guide and Rescue certified from Professional Climbing Guides Institute (PCGI), serves as a PCGI mentor training new rock climbing guides, holds a current TNCC Trauma Nurse certification, and most importantly he is very passionate about educating other climbers regarding worst case scenarios. The course will be held outside and is designed to be a primarily hands on course allowing you to dial your rescue skills in the presence of an experienced climbing guide. There will be time for interactive discussion with real life scenarios to help you make the best choices in difficult situations.

Skills Content

  • Avoiding Common Hazards
  • Assessing Stable vs. Unstable Climbing Injuries
  • Review of... Basic Life Support, Airway Management, C-Spine protection, Basic First Aid and Hemorrhage Control
  • Emergency Descent: tandem rappel, tandem rappel knot pass, counter balance rappel, lowering tools, knot pass lower
  • Emergency Raise: Improvised Haul (with only cord and runners), Mechanical Advantage Haul 3:1, 5:1, 6:1
  • Rope Ascension Mechanical (with device) and Improvised (with only cord/runners) on double and single rope
  • Escape the Belay
  • Counterbalance rope ascension and counterbalance rappel
  • Weighted and unweighted belay transfer
  • Isolate Core shot in rope.

Learn what to do when...

  • Your Rappel Rope is stuck
  • Your Rope has a core shot
  • When the lead climber gets injured on a multi-pitch climb
  • When the follower gets injured on a multi-pitch climb
  • When another climber is injured in a canyon and unable to climb out
  • Others don’t know what to do

Women's Climbing

Come join our certified, experienced women StoneMan climbing guides. In this 4 hour clinic, learn from an experienced climber female specific techniques and strategies to climbing outside. Whether you are new to crushing or currently crushing it there will be plenty for you to experience!

Clinic: Women's Climbing

  • $90 / each
  • $75 / each Focus Member
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  • Learn climbing techniques from a certified, experienced female guide
  • Learn basic lead/follow top-rope setup
  • Multi-piece anchor methods and principles
  • Learn efficient and effective methods to belay lead climber
  • Learn how to identify and avoid common outdoor climbing hazards

2-Day Multi-Pitch Climbing

If you are interested in honing your multi-pitch skills, then come join certified StoneMan Climbing Guides. You will learn the safest, most efficient, and current multi-pitch climbing techniques. In this 2 day clinic, you will be introduced to various methods that will keep you and your partner safe on the wall. StoneMan Guides will work one on one with you to teach you skills that increase your chance of sending your multi-pitch project. You will learn from experienced multi-pitch climbers that will elevate your climbing from the crag to multi-pitch!

Clinic: 2-Day Multi-Pitch Climbing

  • $250 / each
  • $210 / each Focus Member
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  • Learn efficient and effective methods to belay lead climber
  • Learn efficient and effective methods to belay follower
  • Learn effective and advanced methods for organizing rope
  • Learn how to identify and avoid common multi-pitch climbing hazards
  • Learn effective climber communication
  • Learn safe and efficient transitions
  • Advanced essential self rescue techniques and more…

Crack Climbing Clinic

Ever wanted to learn to climb crack? Learn to climb like a pro from StoneMan crack climbing professionals! Whether you are just beginning to rock climb or you are already climbing cracks on your own, this 6 hour in depth crack climbing clinic is certain to help you shortcut years of suffering by learning from the experienced and talented StoneMan crack climbers. You will have demonstration and hands-on instruction from currently crushing crack climbing pros :)

Clinic: Crack Climbing

  • $99 / each
  • $89 / each Focus Member
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  • Learn effective and advanced jamming on Finger Crack
  • Learn effective and advanced jamming on Hand Crack
  • Learn effective and advanced jamming on Fist Crack
  • Learn effective and advanced jamming on Offwidth Crack
  • Learn technical foot jamming
  • Practice each type of jam in the presence of experience Crack Climbers
  • Advanced techniques and more...

Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy excluding weather is to have you notify us 72 hours (3 days) prior to the trip to reschedule or to receive a full refund. You may cancel your trip for ½ price refund 36 hours (1.5 days) prior to the scheduled time. If you must cancel within 36 hours of the class there will be no refund. If weather causes a cancellation then you may reschedule the class for a later date or time or receive a full refund.

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