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Anchor 1 Clinic at Devil's Lake State Park

Sunday, Apr 14, 2024 (7:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Payment Options:
Fleet Van Fee
Leader: Adam Remus
Required ratings:
Top Rope

Event Information


This clinic provides an introduction to building top-rope anchors. Topics covered in this clinic include the use of natural and bolted rock protection, knots, hazard and risk mitigation with top-rope anhors, and a variety of rigging systems. Top rope rating or equivalent knowledge is required. 

We will begin our clinic at the CCC parking lot at 8 am and finish around 4 pm. You can expect to be back in Madison around 5:00 pm. 

Items to bring:

  • At least 2L of water
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Sturdy closed-toed hiking shoes
  • Sun protection
  • Helmet*
  • Harness*
  • Climbing shoes*
  • Belay device*

*can be rented from HMC, email a gear manager ( to reserve


Optional items to bring (we don’t expect anyone to own these, but if you do, it can be useful to learn on your own gear) :

  • Personal tethering system (e.g. sling, PAS, prussik, or auto-camming device like a Grigri)
  • Anchor gear (e.g. cord, slings, runners, webbing, lockers/non-lockers)


  • UW Fleet or DOA van
  • Meet at Memorial Union Circle (parking circle between Memorial Union and Helen C. White hall) at 7 AM to carpool, otherwise you can meet at the CCC parking lot at 8 am. 

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Event Type
Lesson / Training (ratings may be achieved)
Accommodation Information
Cancellation, Reschedule, and Refund Information
Driving or Travel Details
Meet at the Park St. circle at 7:00 am to depart. We will split gear and head up the CCC trail a little after 8:00 am. Depart by 4:00 pm to arrive back in Madison by 5:00pm
Equipment/ Gear Required by Participant
Food and Equipment Information
Pack plenty of food and water for the day
Trip Cancellation, Reschedule, and Refund Information
Event will be cancelled if poor conditions exist
Trip Purpose/Goals
Learn natural anchor placements as well as sport anchors. Climb and have fun!

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