Top Rope Anchor Building Course

April 25th 2015


This is a 2 day course intended to teach club members:
(a) how to build anchors for top roping, and (b) how to rappel safely.

The course objective it is give participants a chance to learn the different types of anchor
setups, and to practice building them while in a controlled setting. The evaluation of
anchors with respect to security criteria is an important part of the course.


  • Overview of equipment.
  • Set up top rope anchors.
  • Evaluate top rope anchors.
  • Set up anchors for rappelling.
  • Practice rappelling.
  • Belaying from above.

– Experience with belaying.

In addition to signing up via the calendar, you must also fill
out this Course Application Form to participate in this course.
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Applicants who sign up for this course will be reviewed prior to acceptance into the

Please also download and read the course handout ahead of

Selection Criteria:
All applicants must fulfill the course prerequisites.
If within the first week after the event was posted to the calendar more than 12 qualified
members sign up for the event, applicants are selected by the number of events of the
ACC Vancouver Section they have attended in the past.
Otherwise selection is by
order of signup.

Guest sign-up

Sign-ups are no longer available for this event.