(Ages: 12-14, 15- 17) Take your climbing skills to the next level and beyond. Be prepared for “all out” climbing. Hand cracks, finger cracks, roofs, off widths, chimneys, Chaos Canyon (RMNP) bouldering, you name it, you’ll climb it. This camp is designed to give the beginning and intermediate climber as much knowledge as possible about climbing and all that it entails.
The camp offers students the opportunity to further develop and expand climbing skills in an extended climbing session. It is the perfect way to transition from indoor climbing to real rock. It is all about climbing and moving on rock every single day. Time is also given to working with protection and establishing belay stances and anchors. 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.
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), afternoon ascent of Old Man Mountain. Climbing Craft: Make your own climbing water bottle.
Day 2: Lumpy ridge RMNP. Single and multi-pitch climbs. Crack climbing introduction.
Day 3: Face climbing, multi-pitch routes. RMNP
Day 4: The famous Jurassic Park- Tyrolean traverse. Top rope climbing. Review teaching video.
Day 5: Venue options: RMNP multi pitch and bouldering Chaos Canyon. Cliff Camping on site at KMAC!
Day 6: Pizbadille Multi-Pitch adventure. Crags, Twin Sisters. Evening Celebration.
Day 7: Breakfast. De-gear. Students depart KMAC 11:00 am