Tuesday, July 11th – Monday, July 17th
(Ages: 14 – 17) Bring your crash pads and take your climbing skills to the next level and beyond. Note: It is not necessary to have taken the Beginner Climbing Camp to enroll in this course. Whether you are looking to send a V2 or V12, you’re sure to find this camp a learning experience.
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 uses guides who are expert boulderers and are intimately familiar with Chaos Canyon and other local bouldering areas. Depending on group makeup and where stoke is, groups can go to sport climbing and other “roped climbing” venues.
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 Camp compete at national bouldering competitions though this isn’t a requirement. We do recommend some level of experience with indoor or outdoor bouldering and students who can climb at least V2 solidly will have a much better time. 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. Last chance to send! Evening Celebration.
Day 7: Breakfast. De-gear. Students depart KMAC 11:00 am