Multi-Pitch Climbing at Rocktown
Yes, Rocktown has multi-pitch climbing! We have an indoor multi-pitch climb that is in the process of being set and an outdoor multi-pitch climb that towers at 155 feet long. The first pitch takes you over 100 feet of climbing to the top of the silos. The belay station is actually on top of the silos overlooking downtown OKC! The second pitch follows a 55 foot arete up the corner of the upper tower structure. The exposure on the upper pitch rivals any other artifical climb you've ever experienced.
Our indoor multi-pitch climb utilizes our overhang wall and tops out on a belay ledge. This is also where we teach our rappel classes. The second pitch travels to the ceiling of silo.
The multi-pitch route requires the utmost level of knowledge and skill. Due to the increased risk associated with multi-pitch climbing and rappelling, only qualified climbers will be allowed to climb the multi-pitch route. In order to be eligible to become “Multi-Pitch Climb Certified” climbers must, either:
1) Already be competent and capable lead climbers/belayers, rappellers, and experienced in multi-pitch climbing through personal outdoor climbing experience. Regardless, of experience ALL climbers MUST be evaluated and skills assessed by qualified/approved Rocktown staff.
2) Complete and pass a series of training courses to become educated and "competent" enough to qualify to take the “Multi-Pitch Assessment” and become “Multi-Pitch Climb Certified.”
Each course requires various skills and ability levels associated with it and therefore cannot be obtained immediately, but over a period of time.
The courses/training necessary for qualification include:
* Lead Climbing/Belaying
* Multi-Pitch Climbing
1. All above prerequisites met.
2. Must have completed the “Multi-Pitch Climbing Safety Course.”
3. Must be “Lead Certified.”
4. Must be “Lead-Belay Certified.”
5. Must demonstrate, through an evaluation/assessment, competent rappelling skills.
Multi-Pitch Climb Certification Course - $35 members, $60 non-members
Includes instruction covering multi-pitch climbing safety and techniques. Includes test.
ContactRocktown Climbing Gym
200 SE 4th Street
OKC, OK 73129
PO Box 643
OKC, OK 73101