Saturday, June 23rd – Saturday, June 30th 2018
Similar to the Beginner Camp, we will spend time in many different disciplines of rock climbing: sport, trad, bouldering, and multi-pitch. But this time we assume students have built some strength up back at their home climbing gyms or elsewhere. From this starting point we will have an intense week of climbing and learning. It is tailored to students who have demonstrated advanced abilities and skills. Every day we will choose multi pitch routes on big faces and crags in Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding valley. Early starts and long days are often the norm. Students will come away from this 8 day course with a huge boost to their climbing resumes and a solid understanding of how to evaluate the risks of a climbing situation as taught by professional climbing guides.
Depending on what students are most psyched on, we will sport climb, boulder, trad climb, multi-pitch, slackline, and even get a chance to develop new routes/problems.
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. Intro climbs at KMAC’s private rock site.
Day 2: Sport climbing at the famous Jurassic Park.
Day 3: Lumpy Ridge, RMNP. Single and multi-pitch climbs. Crack climbing introduction.
Day 4: Face climbing, multi-pitch routes. RMNP, Combat Rock.
Day 5: Piz Badille multi-pitch adventure. Crags, Twin Sisters. Evening celebration.
Day 6: Bouldering/multi pitch/sport.
Day 7: Go for more.
Day 8: Breakfast. De-gear. Students depart KMAC 11:00 am