(Ages: 14 – 17) Bring your crash pads and take your climbing skills to the next level and beyond. Be prepared for “all out” climbing. 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, V12, or just hang out with your climbing buddies, 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 other factors, groups will 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 each system before proceeding.
Consider enrolling in this course after having completed the Beginner Rock Climbing Camp either in previous years or concurrently in the same season. 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), Susuki boulder.
Day 2: Lumpy ridge RMNP.
Day 3: Chaos Canyon Bouldering- RMNP
Day 4: Return to “projects” at Chaos
Day 5: Venue options: RMNP multi pitch and bouldering Tyndall Gorge. Cliff Camping on site at KMAC!
Day 6: Venue options: Pizbadille Multi-Pitch adventure, Crags, Twin Sisters, Bouldering. Evening Celebration.
Day 7: Breakfast. De-gear. Students depart KMAC 11:00 am