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Good Enough Anchors with Marcus Garcia

  • The Rock Lounge 111 East 30th Street Durango, CO, 81301 United States (map)

There is a lot of complicated information out there about anchor systems. Learn to spot the good from the bad, and learn what is important in your system.  In this clinic, Marcus will talk about and explain basic anchor systems; about what really matters in building anchors and keeping a team secure on climbs. Key points discussed will include:

  1. Anchoring the team to the wall.

  2. Loads on the anchor

  3. Protecting the climber

  4. Protecting fixed anchors


“Marcus Garcia might be the best climber you’ve never heard of.”  — Rock and Ice Magazine, issue 238.

Marcus is an all-around climber, and has established over 200 new routes, including everything from traditional, sport, and mixed climbing to big walls and desert towers. Putting up first ascents of all grades, sport, trade, mixed ice on all types of rocks formation.Marcus took his years of climbing all mediums and now puts it to use as a climbing gym owner and head climbing coach to all ages. His favorite thing to do is teach climbing. Marcus believes his biggest accomplishment and legacy is not how hard he can push himself, but what he passes on to the next generation of climbers as a coach and mentor. As lead coach for youth Team USA Ice Climbing, Marcus is helping develop the next generation of Olympic Caliber athletes. His clinics are love by all those that have taken them at many of the climbing festivals. Marcus Garcia lives by this quote "Dream as if you are going to live forever, live as if you are going to die tomorrow"