(Ages: 12-14, 15-17) This camp is designed to give the beginning and intermediate climber as much knowledge as possible about climbing and all that it entails. Safety, climbing commands, belaying, rappelling, various knots, harness and helmet use, body positioning and movement, rope care and management, use of protection, history of climbing and learning to second multi-pitch climbs will be covered in this course. Students will also do a great deal of bouldering as well as slack-lining. 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.
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: The famous Jurassic Park- Tyrolean traverse. Top rope climbing.
Day 3: Lumpy ridge RMNP. Single and multi-pitch climbs. Crack climbing introduction.
Day 4: Face climbing, multi-pitch routes. RMNP, Combat Rock. Cliff Camping on site at KMAC!
Day 5: Pizbadille Multi-Pitch adventure. Crags, Twin Sisters. Evening Celebration.
Day 6: Breakfast. De-gear. Students depart KMAC 11:00 am