Intro to Anchor Building and Cleaning

Austin’s outdoor climbing is fortunate to have sport anchors on almost every route, but what about those routes with just chains? Or maybe you’re looking to travel? Crux offers an anchor building class to prepare you for outdoor, single-pitch sport climbing.

In this class you will learn valuable skill such as:

1. Rope management
2. Placing and clipping quick-draws
3. Building and cleaning single-pitch sport anchors while on belay.


Prerequisites: Lead certified through Crux.

Will You Need Gear?

This clinic will use a 5mm cordelette 1.5 meters long or a hollow block, an ATC, quick draws, and a harness.¬†Although it’s not required to have your own gear, it’s highly encouraged. You’re going to need it eventually, right? Plus, it’s helpful to be able to practice at home once you’ve finished the course. Crux¬†sells everything you will need in our gear shop, if you want to just pick it up before or after the clinic.

Times and dates:

Every first Sunday from 6:30PM – 9:00PM


More Awesome Members – $60
Awesome Members – $75
Non Members – $90



*This class must have 2 participants signed up or it will be rescheduled. Certain exceptions can be made, please contact

Cancellation Policy

We realize that sometimes life happens and you may not be able to make your climbing class. In situations when you need to cancel, please give Crux Climbing Center a call 24hrs in advance of your class and we will issue a full refund. If you call with less than 24hr notice for our instructors, we will only be able to issue a 50% refund. We do not offer refunds for no shows. Please let us know if you have any questions at (512) 931-3911.