Clinics teach you proper climbing skills in a group setting with certified instructors.

Rock Climbing Clinics

Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure offers 1 day and 2 day rock climbing clinics in the Red River Gorge, KY!  Climbing Clinics are a great way to learn about the sport of climbing from an American Mountain Guide Association Single Pitch Instructor (AMGA SPI), in a group session, for an outstanding price.

Fun times are guaranteed at Torrent Falls!These Guided Rock Climbing Clinics are geared for individuals that want to rock climb safely. It is a course that is targeted to people that have little experience but want to learn and also to those that have been climbing a few years but want to better their skills.

This Guided Rock Climbing Clinic is a group course. If you would like to participate in a private course, please review our Guided Rock Climbing page.

What is the difference between a Climbing Clinic and a Private Trip?

Our Climbing Clinics are a group class meaning you will be joined in with other individuals.  The Private Guided Climbing trips are private, meaning just whoever is in your party and the certified instructor.  The Clinics will follow more of a curriculum and the private classes are completely catered to you.  Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure selects the dates offered for the Clinics; whereas the client selects the date for the private guided trips.

Upcoming 2014 Course Dates

March 1st: 1 Day Sport Climbing Clinic

March 23rd: 1 Day Sport Climbing Clinic

April 19th:1 Day Traditional Climbing Clinic

May 25th: 1 Day Sport Climbing Clinic

June 8th: 1 Day Traditional Climbing Clinic

July 6th: 1 Day Sport Climbing Clinic

August 24th: 1 Day Traditional Climbing Clinic

September 28th: 1 Day Sport Climbing Clinic

October 5th: 1 Day Traditional Climbing Clinic

November 9th: 1 Day Sport Climbing Clinic

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Course Curriculum

1 Day Clinics

Sport Climbing Clinics:
Great introduction into Sport Climbing. Great transition class from indoor to outdoor climbing. Learn knot tying, belaying, lead climbing, and cleaning.

Traditional Climbing Clinics:
Great introduction into Traditional Climbing. Learn the difference between active and passive gear, gear placements, anchor building, knot tying, and belaying.

2 Day Clinics

Day 1:

-Knot tying including but not limited to: Figure Eight on a follow-through and on a bight, Double Fisherman’s Knot, Clove, Prusik, Autoblock, Kleimheist, etc.
-Belay techniques on multiple devices
-How to Properly Lead
-How to Clean Anchors
-And of course, Climbing

Day 2:

-Reinforcement of Day 1and the following (as time allows)…
-Climbing technique & How to rest
-How to take over and/or escape a belay
-How to Ascend
-Discussion of what gear to purchase (and how it should properly fit), where to purchase and gear maintenance
-Climbing

For two day Traditional Climbing Clinics all climbing will be on traditional routes and focus on Traditional climbing and Traditional climbing gear, placements, and anchors.

Reservations

Reservations are required.  Reservations will need a 50% non-refundable deposit to reserve the instructor.  Please see Reservations for more information.

Pricing

Please click here for the pricing list for all activities offered by Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure.

Important Information/FAQ

  • Safety is our #1 concern, but there is risk with any high adventure activity.

  • We take trips out Rain or Shine!

  • Recommended for people that want to learn how to rock climb safely. Great for people that have minimal skills/knowledge.  Also highly recommended for those that have been climbing for a few years.  Clinics are a great way to learn more efficiency and how to best apply skills you already know.

  • Often times, our clients will participate in the climbing clinics first to get a good introduction for a great price and then book a private trip to better hone in on new skills learned or to get more specific questions answered.

  • This is a class to teach you how to climb safely on your own, there is no certification given upon completion of this course.

  • Although recommended for adults, as young as 6 years of age can participate.

  • Clinic starts at 9 am and lasts between 6-8 hours.  Please meet at the Torrent Falls main facility at 8:30 am.

  • For a detailed list of what to bring, please see What To Bring under Plan Your Trip.

  • Food/Snacks/Water is not provided, so make sure you bring your own!

  • All climbing gear is provided but if you have your own you are welcome to use it. The following items are provided but if you have your own you may bring…Climbing harness, Climbing shoes, Climbing helmet, Belay device, locking carabiners, Sport/Trad gear, 4-5mm 3 ft Cordelette, 6-7mm approx 18ft Cordelette

    ***Please note, in certain circumstances you may not be allowed to use your own equipment.

  • Gratuity for our guides is not included in the pricing.  Management recommends tipping your instructors 10-20%