Rock Seconding School (RSS)


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-Evenings 6/23, 6/24, 6/25 from 6:00-9:30 at the AMC
-Sat 6/28 from 9:00am-Noon at
-Field Day Sun 6/29 all day, location TBD
-Multi-pitch climb date and location TBD

Course Overview

Rock Seconding School (RSS) teaches climbers to be a Second climber for sport or traditional routes (single or multiple pitches). It is designed to be taken after the Basic Rock Climbing Seminar and before the Trad Leading School. The class has three evenings of lecture and hands on practice at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden. The evenings are followed by an outdoor field day where you practice your skills in real climbing situations. Everything comes together at the end of the class on a multi-pitch traditional climb with your instructors.

Students must have their own equipment- harness, helmet, shoes and belay device for this class. A list of required gear is provided below. Bent Gate, Neptune Mountaineering, and Wilderness Exchange give discounts to CMC members.

Cost: $150
The cost includes admission into the indoor gym (Rock’n and Jam’n North) and the textbook (Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills by Craig Luebben).


1) ability to climb 5.6
2) Basic Rock Climbing Seminar (BRCS) or equivalent skills- tying into a harness, communication, belaying on top rope and basic rappelling. The skills acquired in RSS are belaying a lead climber, catching a leader fall, cleaning anchors and gear, additional knots, ascending a rope, belaying from above and rappelling off of multi-pitch climbs.

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For more information on RSS, please email Bill Haneghan