Outdoor Top Rope Essentials

Take your first steps climbing outdoors while learning belaying, setting up anchors, and cleaning climbs.


Take your first steps climbing outdoors while learning belaying, setting up anchors, and cleaning climbs.

This full-day course teaches all the essential skills necessary to transition to outdoor top-rope climbing. Even if you are an experienced indoor climber, the jump outdoors can be intimidating. Despite this feeling, top rope climbing is one of the safest adventure activities if you are properly prepared. 

Our AMGA-trained guides will teach you how to identify which crags are accessible for top rope, set up rope anchors without the need to lead climb, and retrieve all your gear safely at the end of the day. By the end of this course, you will be confident in the correct ways to safely climb on your own.


4,995 THB per person

    What climbing experience do I need for this course?

    The prerequisite courses for Outdoor Top Rope Essentials include either the Intro to Rock Climbing Course (Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventure) or Basic Wall Safety Course. If you have not taken either of these courses, you must demonstrate your knowledge of essential knots and PBUS belaying for top-rope climbing.

    This course is designed for beginner or intermediate climbers who want to transition safely to outdoor rock climbing.

    What is included in this course?

    AMGA-Trained Guide, Climbing Equipment, Insurance for Climbing, Lunch box and Drinking Water, and Red Truck Transportation

    What skills will I learn?

    Crag Hazard Recognition and Mitigation, Equipment for Climbing Outdoors, Essential Knots for Outdoor Climbing, PBUS Belay, Climbing Commands, Basic Climbing Movement, Rope Management, Essential Knots and Hitches for Top Rope Climbing, Basic Anchor Systems, Route Finding (not as clear as indoor climbing holds), Cleaning and Lowering from a Route

    What is the projected itinerary?

    8:00 - Meet at Progression Vertical

    8:30-9:30 - Red Truck Transportation to Crazy Horse

    9:30-12:00 - Morning Instructional Session

    12:00-13:00 - Locally-Prepared Thai Lunch

    12:00-16:30 - Afternoon Climbing Session

    16:30-17:30 - Red Truck Transportation Back to Progression Vertical

    What should I bring?

    Athletic Clothing, Closed-Toed Shoes / Socks, Refillable Water Bottle, Sunscreen, Bug Spray, and Snacks