Outdoor Climbing School

Thats one of our Semester on the Rocks students on High Anxiety in the Wichita Mountains! Where do you go to learn to climb? Where do you start? Who knows how to do this stuff, for real? We do at the NTOPC! We teach climbers here and those looking to learn to rock climb and we can teach you too. When the concrete of the silos was poured in 1950 it was built to last. Eight inches thick and reinforced with steel, our climbing walls have the added ability to be drilled and we drop-in the same standard bolts, hangers and hardware installed on modern climbing routes. Giving our gym the unique ability to learn, train, and climb just like you would outdoors in the real world from top rope to full on aid climbing.

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NTOPC Outdoor Members receive discounts on all courses.


Outdoor Climbing Courses

Beginner Outdoor Climb

if your goal is to climb on real rock, then this is the course for you. This one day course covers: Climbing etiquette, equipment, knots, safety, climbing commands, belaying, and the opportunity to climb on real rock. The rest of the day is spent climbing on top rope protected climbs topping out at 40′. Climbs range from easy 5.6 to moderate 5.10. Small instructor to student ratios combined with professional instruction ensure a quality learning experience.
Core Skills Clinic

Student will learn the basic climbing knots and friction hitches and how they are used in outdoor rock climbing. Time will be allowed for a session on rappelling.  Required for all rock courses.

Gym to Rock Course
Our Gym to Rock Course is for climbers that wish to learn how to set tope ropes outdoors we cover the basic the basics of rope work, bolted anchor setups and equipment limitations. Includes a solid foundation in outdoor climbing skills from belaying outdoors, top rope anchor building, rappelling scenerios.  Takes place at Mineral Wells State Park,

Sport / Lead Outdoor Course

This course prepares students physically and mentally to climb above the anchor and is designed for those who have a basic understanding of climbing knots and friction hitches. Course will cover lead belaying, lead climbing, proper clipping, communication, top rope, belay and rappel anchors, route threading and cleaning, rappelling techniques, rope management and will build upon the the core skills clinic.

Multi-Pitch Clinic

Multi-pitch climbing brings a certain freedom to the climber that cannot be had in the single pitch environment. With this freedom come added risks to the leader and his second. The multi-pitch course is designed for the experienced climber to provide the tools and techniques used by guides to mitigate risk.

Traditional Climbing

Traditional climbing at the North Texas Outdoor Pursuit Center is taught through our mentoring program Semester on the Rocks, if your goal is to climb in the traditional style schedule an appointment below with Christopher Gibson to discuss your goals.

Bigwall Aid Climbing

Aid climbing at the North Texas Outdoor Pursuit Center is taught through our mentoring program Semester on the Rocks, if your goal is to climb wall style schedule an appointment below with Christopher Gibson to discuss your goals.

 

Outdoor Climbing Courses