In 2003, Climbing, The North Face, and Petzl launched the Anchor Replacement Initiative (ARI), a program that serves the U.S. climbing community by systematically replacing worn-out or inadequate belay and rappel anchors at crags all over the country. In the past decade, ARI and our small army of volunteer equippers have upgraded nearly 600 routes and replaced thousands of aging and dangerous bolts (that’s an average of one upgraded route per week!). We want to expand our reach by offering a training camp that’ll teach you the best practices for re-equipping sketchy hardware at your home crag. You’ll also take home the gear you need to start upgrading.

We've partnered with the Access Fund and will be using Golden Cliffs in Golden, Colorado as our venue. We're excited to have two of the leading equippers in the country as our instructors: Kenny Parker, vice president of the New River Alliance of Climbers and Greg Barnes, director of the American Safe Climbing Association.

Arrive in the Boulder/Golden area the evening of Friday, September 27th for a welcome dinner and an introduction. Then take part in two days of intense training covering all you need to know about equipment, technique, and best practices for replacing unsafe hardware. Prior climbing experience mandatory; route development experience preferred.

Dates: September 27-29

Cost: $475
Limited time offer: $235

Questions? Email Shannon Davis.