Saturday, June 30th – Saturday, July 7th 2018
(Ages: 14 – 17) Bring your crash pads and take your climbing skills to the next level and beyond. This is a great camp to dive into bouldering and all that it entails. Perfect for beginners. Whether you are looking to send a V2 or V12, you’re sure to find this camp a learning experience. Note: It is not necessary to have taken the Beginner Climbing Camp to enroll in this course.
Students with prior climbing experience will have the opportunity to further develop and expand their climbing skills in extended climbing and bouldering sessions by climbing with one of the KMAC coaching guides. KMAC guides are expert boulderers and are intimately familiar with Rocky Mountain National Park and other local bouldering areas.
During the camp KMAC guides will assist your training and develop your climbing in the following ways:
• Finger and tendon strength
• Mental preparation
You’ll learn the KMAC approach that identifies each aspect of a climbing situation. This involves planning, critical thinking, and analysis of systems.
Many students in our Bouldering Camps compete at national bouldering competitions though this isn’t a requirement. We recommend some level of experience with indoor or outdoor bouldering at least V2. Don’t forget that coming to this camp with a friend is a great way to become life-long climbing partners. We encourage this. Learning together is fun and helps a great deal as material is presented that students can talk about and share at a later date.
Participants traveling by car should arrive at KMAC at 11:00AM on the course starting date. Pickup time is 11:00AM on the last day of the course. Additional airport pick up and drop off fees may apply.
A sample itinerary is described below. The schedule can change due to weather, group skills, and other factors.
Day 1: Students arrive at KMAC. Orientation. Equipment issue. Lunch and course overview.
Venue options: Bouldering in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), Suzuki boulders.
Day 2: Lumpy ridge boulders.
Day 3: Chaos Canyon Bouldering–RMNP
Day 4: Return to “projects” at Chaos
Day 5: New problem development/Rest day
Day 6: RMNP Bouldering.
Day 7: Last chance to Send “projects”
Day 8: Breakfast. De-gear. Students depart KMAC 11:00 am