Feb 20, 2012, 8:07 AM
Registered: Mar 23, 2010
I say 'yes.'
I took a multi-pitch climbing course, and it was definitely worth it. I had done all the reading and have seen the videos, so most of the stuff we went over was already familiar to me. But, the hands-on approach really ingrained the info in my head. I learned some new things, too, especially regarding rope management. It was also a confidence boost to see the theories and diagrams from books put into action.
Anyway, if it's an available option, then go for it. Although, it's probably not totally necessary... since a lot of people obviously don't receive formal intruction, and they all haven't died yet.
(This post was edited by tivs on Feb 20, 2012, 8:08 AM)