Monday, July 22nd – Monday, July 29th 2019
(Ages: 14-17 ) The Elite Climbing Camp is designed for advanced climbers wanting to take their climbing to the next level. We recommend you can climb at least 5.12 in your local gym to attend. This course is staffed not only by AMGA trained guides but also by elite level coaches and trainers. We will spend our days sport climbing and bouldering at the premier venues of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park seeking your dream route. We will discuss, then practice, high level route selection and redpoint techniques. Students will leave with a solid understanding of how to train for, redpoint, and send the hardest climbs in the world (one day)!
Time will be divided equally between sport and bouldering with a focus on getting stronger. Our goal will be not just to go out and climb each day, but to receive the full structure of a personal climbing coach at the crag. Through a range of high and low tech tools, we will work with you to analyze your performance each day; identify strengths and weaknesses then address those weaknesses with targeted exercises. We will learn advanced tips, tricks, and strategies for redpointing routes and problems. Throughout the week we will have guest speakers from the professional climbing world drop in and talk about their adventures and recommendations on how to climb harder!
This course is directed by TJ Sanford, a nationally recognized coach who, for the past 10 years, has worked with teams all over the country to build programs which have led many of his students to podium at Nationals. He is well suited to cross the bridge between traditional rock guiding and high level competitive team coaching.