Women’s Rock Climbing Workshop Set For June 22 In Helena

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Women interested in learning to rock climb may register for a Beyond BOW workshop in Helena, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The new class will cover the use of basic climbing gear, including a harness, ropes, carabiners, belay and various anchor devices. Participants will tie into a climbing rope, and learn to belay, rappel and navigate properly over the rock. Leading and anchoring will also be taught.

The class is for beginners or those new to the sport. A short hike on steep terrain is required to access the granite cliffs where the class will be held. Participants should bring a sack lunch and water.

Those with their own harness, protective headgear and rock climbing shoes should bring it, equipment will also be available for loan.

The registration fee is $30. For details and to register, contact Liz Lodman at 406-444-2615, or email llodman [at] mt [dot] gov