April 1-3, 2017
The Moab Women’s Clinic is for beginner/intermediate climbers who are comfortable toproping 5.8-5.9 and who want to learn about the basics of climbing, rope management and get comfortable with all the elements of climbing outside in a fun and low-stress environment. This clinic will give you the opportunity to sample desert sandstone climbing around Moab, both crack and face, with a great group of women!
You’ll learn tips and techniques for leading and get hands-on training and practice at efficiently and safely belaying a leader with a grigri. You’ll also learn some important knots, a safe sequence for threading anchors and setting rappels, and simple but important habits to maximize safety on your climbs. Depending on the experience level and interests of the group, we may address anchor building techniques and multi-pitch efficiency tips.
We’ll spend half our time working with techniques and half our time climbing so that you’ll get a taste of crack climbing on desert sandstone. It’s a lot to cover in 2 days, but we make sure you get plenty of time and practice on the things that are new to you so you feel sure you can apply them later. Our goal is to give you the skills you need to feel safe and confident climbing outside with your partners, whether they are less or more experienced than you are.
The clinic cost is $950 and the group size is capped at 9. We teach with a team of 3 top notch desert locals (myself, Adeline Guay and Maggie Nielsen) so everyone gets personal attention throughout. All participants will receive a pair of Evolv Cruzers, and many other goodies too 🙂
We get together for dinner the night before the clinic to get to know each other, and on both climbing mornings at some of my favorite local restaurants. Usually the group starts connecting via email in the months before the clinic, to make travel plans together, to set up camping or lodging together and often to meet up for climbing before and after the clinic. You’ll go home with a group of new climbing partners too 🙂
To register click here.
See you in Moab!