Anchors 101

Have you been introduced to rock climbing at a local gym and after some chit-chat and several months of honing in your skill on plastic holds, realize you can actually climb real rock?  You!  You can do this!  Welcome to one of Project Forty’s local climbing crags–Oak Park at Grand Ledge.  This is a great location to learn how to set up climbing anchors so that you can confidently and safely begin to have your own climbing adventures with your family and friends.  There is a lot to offer on YouTube, but if you prefer to have a professional, certified guide show you the way, learn little nuances, as well as gain an understanding of the different scenarios and types of anchors–try a Project Forty clinic!  You will be able to start climbing on your own confident that your anchors are SOLID!



  • Contact Matt (248-961-0014) to register
  • Make sure your WAIVER’s are up to date annually–click appropriate links:
  • Wear light/long pants that allow some flexibility, rain jacket if the weather report calls for rain
  • You will need: a harness, ATC (belay device), 1-48″ slings, 2-24″ slings, 20′-6mm cordelette, 2 locking pear-shaped carabiners, and at least 4 locking carabiners.  A 100-150′ static line is awesome to have, but not necessary.  If you only have webbing for trees that will work, just make sure you have a good 30-40′ if you plan to climb at Grand Ledge and do not want to invest in a static rope.
  • Might need a headlamp!
  • Bring water, you’ll be outdoors all day.
  • Bring your try hard.

***If you have been hanging out with someone who has been sick with the Flu, Covid or any other unpleasant infectious illness in the last couple weeks please refrain from attending to help protect Project Forty and the families we serve… thank you!


Jul 28 2022


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


$300/3-6 persons
Grand Ledge


Grand Ledge
Matt Foss


Matt Foss

Matt has been guiding trips and leading outdoor adventures for over 20 years, holds certifications as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and AMGA Single Pitch Instructor through the American Mountain Guide Association.

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