Citizen Guide I

CG I modules 1 thru 5 introduce the skills necessary to take one person on multi-pitch climbs up to Grade III. Click here for the Equipment List.

Note:
Before beginning the Citizen Guide program you need to be a solid 5.8 trad leader and have lead 50 multi-pitch climbs. Solid means you can get out of bed any day of the week and lead 5.8 no problem. Additionally, you must be very familiar with belaying the leader & the second, rappelling, protection placement, protection assessment, and anchor construction.

Module 1Module 1: Foundational Skills
Day 1 Topics
• Knots for CG guiding
• Protection placement
• CG belay anchors
• CG belaying
• CG rack
Day 2 Topics
• Stance Management with 1 partner
• Rope Management with 1 partner

Tuition: $550 for 1 person, $450 each for 2
Recommendation: 2 additional structured practice days on the cliff ($550 for 1, $450 each for 2)

Lowering and RappellingModule 2: Lowering & Rappelling
Day 1 Topics
• Systems for lowering
• Systems for rappelling
• Understanding the rationale for each technique
Day 2 Topics
• Multi-pitch climb with a rappel descent

Tuition: $550 for 1 person, $450 each for 2
Recommendation: 1 additional structured practice day on the cliff ($275 for 1, $225 each for 2)

Module 3Module 3: Transitions
Day 1 Topics
• Introduction to Transitions (see def.)
• Up to down Transitions
• Cliff practice
Day 2 Topics
• Down to down Transitions
• Cliff practice

Tuition: $550 for 1 person, $450 each for 2
Recommendation: 1 additional structured practice day on the cliff ($275 for 1, $225 each for 2)

def. – A Transition is a change in rope technique or anchor based on a change in terrain; change in direction; or a change over at an anchor.

Short PitchingModule 4: Short Pitching
Day 1 Topics
• Shortening the rope
• Choosing the distance between you and your partner
• Moving thru exposed 4th class
• Increasing your security
• Quick belays

Tuition: $275 for 1 person, $225 each for 2
Recommendation: 1 additional structured practice day on the cliff ($275 for 1, $225 each for 2)

Self RescueModule 5: Self Rescue I
Day 1 – Topics
• Belay escapes
• Improvised haul systems
• Cliff practice

Day 2 – Topics
• Counter-balance rappels
• Knot passes
• Cliff practice

Tuition: $550 for 1 person, $450 each for 2 people
Recommendation: 1 additional structured practice day on the cliff ($275 for 1, $225 each for 2)

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