The KMAC Youth Rock Climbing Camps are designed to make the connection and to bridge between indoor and outdoor climbing. Our climbing camps are based around traditional climbing ethics and principles. We are not about bells and whistles. We simply learn how to climb rock and have fun while doing it. Our youth climbing camps are known for their in depth instructional formats.
For the rock & mountaineering camps, students sleep in tents at KMAC’s private 10 acre secluded base camp outside Estes Park bordering Rocky Mountain National Park. Participants need only provide their own personal clothing items, a sleeping bag and pad. You’ll receive an equipment list upon registering.
Sunday, July 23rd
– Sunday, July 30th
(Ages: 12-14, 15-17) We’ve set aside this week for students who just can’t get enough of outdoor climbing. It is tailored to students who have demonstrated advanced technical abilities and skills. Every day we will choose multi pitch routes on big faces and crags in Rocky Mountain National Park. Early starts and long days are often the norm.
This is a custom camp that we design for the unique goals of each participant. For extra rope management training, rigging system practice, and just plain fun, students will have the chance to set up and spend the night on the porta ledges at the KMAC camp rock site. Due to the complex and highly technical nature of this camp, the student to guide ratio is 2/1. Please call KMAC to schedule an interview before enrolling in this course.
A sample itinerary is described below. The schedule can change due to weather, student 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), Twin Owls ascent. Climbing Craft: Make your own climbing water bottle.
Day 2: Lumpy ridge RMNP. Multi-pitch climbs. Crack and face climbing.
Day 3: Alpine start for alpine routes in RMNP. Options: Petite Grepon, Hallets, Spearhead.
Day 4: Lumpy ridge RMNP. Multi-pitch climbs. Crack and face climbing.
Day 5: Alpine start for alpine routes in RMNP. Options: Petite Grepon, Hallets, Spearhead.
Day 6: Multi-Pitch adventure. Crags, Twin Sisters. Evening Celebration. Cliff Camping on site at KMAC!
Day 7: Breakfast. De-gear. Students depart KMAC 11:00 am