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. This class is taught by an SPI through the AMGA.


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. While we can provided cordelette if needed, Crux sells everything else 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 (These classes will occasionally run a little past 9:00pm if they are fully booked)


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


2-4*. (Participants must be age 18+)

*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.

*Classes that are canceled or rescheduled on the day of the event will not be issued a refund.

 *We do not offer refunds for no shows. Please let us know if you have any questions at (512) 931-3911.