Annual Climbing Workshop

October 6, 2017 @ 7:30 AM – 4:00PM
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Location: Kenwood Park, Minneapolis (map)
Cost: $95 non-member, $80 member, $40 student
CEUs: 6.5

This event is sold out.

Join us for MSA’s annual climbing workshop, an instructional recreation climb geared toward beginner and intermediate climbers.  Push your skills in some beautiful bur oaks near Lake of the Isles.

Beginner Track: Max 15 Participants
Participants will work on basic climbing systems and practice safe in-tree movement and route planning.  It is encouraged that participants have some familiarity with fundamental rope and saddle tree climbing or have worked on a crew with a climbing arborist, but it’s not required.

Intermediate Track: Max 15 Participants
Participants will push their climbing skills in a small group format.  Emphasis will be on safety and efficiency through advanced route planning and limb walking.  Climbers will look at how to utilize their own gear to its full potential, plus possibilities to see and try new gear and techniques.  Participants should be comfortable setting their own lines and climbing a tree on their own, with at least 1 to 2 years of production or recreational climbing experience.

Required Gear
All participants must bring their own equipment (saddle, ropes, etc) and personal protective equipment. All equipment must meet ANSI standards and will be expected by MSA instructors and techs.