"How much training do I need?" is a common question. Your training needs depend on your previous experience, aptitude, pre-course study and a zillion other things. For most beginners, we recommend a three-course sequence to establish a strong foundation in anchor skills. It's not required to take all three courses; it's our recommendation, based on years of experience.
private vs open courses
If you book a private course, everything will be custom-tailored to your group and move at your pace. If you have considerable prior experience and you'd like to cover a lot of ground, you will prefer a private day. Open courses are more affordable, especially for solo folks, but we have less flexibility to tailor the curriculum to you. The upside is you get to meet some really great people who might just become future climbing partners!
will we get to climb?
Yes! If you'd like to climb the anchors you build, we'll make time for it. If you prefer to concentrate on technical skills, that works too. Regardless, total course time will be the same.